Samuel Muchai of Paralympics scoops Sports Personality of the Year

The 2018 Soya Awards were held glamorously, in an event that took place at KICC, Nairobi. The event is held annually to reward various sports personalities that flew the Kenyan flag high throughout the previous year. A majority of young talent was discovered at the event including Wolrd Champion Jacqueline Wambui, who won the U18 800M World Championship.


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Full list of the winners

Sports personality of the year

Samuel Muchai – Paralympics

Sportsman of the year

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Sportswoman of the year

Hellen Obiri

Most Outstanding Player

Faith Nyabera – Tennis


Most Outstanding Boy

Emmanuel Ndenga – Swimming

Most Promising Boy

A man Gandhi – Cricket

Most Promising Girl

Jacqueline Wambui- Athletics

Women’s sports team of the year

Kenya Lionesses -National Rugby team

Men’s sports team of the year

National Under 19 Cricket team

School team of the year ( Girls)

Wiyeta Girls High School – Football


Hellen Obiri

School team of the year ( Boys)

Muhuri Muchiri Secondary School – Rugby 7s

Coach of the Year

Jimmy Kamande – Cricket

School coach of the year

Kikechi Kombo – Coach Muhuri Muchiri Sec. School

Sportsman living with disability

Samuel Muchai – Paralympics

Community Hero

Rosemary Aluoch Kapondi – Former Harambee Starlets goalkeeper

Hall of Fame Winners

Allan Thigo ( Football) & Stephen Muchoki ( Boxing)

Federation of the Year

Athletics Kenya

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