Games: SOYA receives Sh2.5m ahead of annual gala

By DENNIS OKEYO: Wednesday, December 6th 2017 at 00:00 GMT +3 | Sports
Lotto Foundation and AK SOYA panel chairperson Watson Karuma and Simon Chebon receives ad dummy cheque of sh. 1.5 million from Communication Authority Acting Director for Consumer and Public Affairs Christopher Wambua on Dec. 5, 2017 in Nairobi. [Dennis Okeyo, Stan

Sports Personality of the Year Award (SOYA) awards has received Sh2.5 million from two organisations; Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) and National Social Security Fund (NSSF).

Supporting the gala for the 11th consecutive year, CA gave Sh1 million, while NSSF donated Sh1.5 million.

Speaking yesterday, CA acting Director for Consumer and Public Affairs Christopher Wambua, said the gala had grown in many ways and continued to provide great avenues to celebrate the victories of our national sports personalities.

“We as an organisation are always excited to be part of the fete that recognises the great  achievements of our sportsmen and women,” said Wambua.

“As part of our CSR pillars, sports provide a great avenue to encourage our athletes from various fields to nurture and grow their talent. Through this, we will be able to encourage our sportsmen and women to do better,” said Wambua.

Soya panel chairperson Watson Karuma emphasised the need to encourage and support up-and-coming sportsmen and women.

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The 14th edition of the awards will be held on January 17, 2018 at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre.

[Dennis Okeyo]