The Harambee Stars’ captain beat the likes of 800 metres World record holder David Rudisha, Kenya Sevens rugby player Biko Adema, Olympic marathon gold medalist, Eliud Kipchoge and national volleyball team captain Jane Wacu to claim the 2017 edition of the awards in June.
Wanyama was named the winner of the award due to his role in using social media to transform lives according to the organisers.
"Thank you to all the fans who voted me @OLXKenya Soma Awards Sports Personality of the year, I’m humbled." Wanyama tweeted.
— Victor Wanyama (@VictorWanyama) July 3, 2017