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Boniface Mwangi, Betty Kyallo, Victor Wanyama scoop Social Media awards

Human rights activist Boniface Mwangi, media personality Betty Kyallo, football star Victor Wanyama are among the winners of the 2017 Social Media Awards (Soma).

Mwangi, who is also an aspirant for the Starehe parliamentary seat won the Alumni Award while KTN news anchor Kyallo scooped the Media Personality Award.

Wanyama, who skippers the national team Harambee Stars and also turns out for Tottenham Hotspur in the English Premier League, was voted the Sports Personality Award winner.

Other notable winners at the 2017 OLX SoMA Awards included comedians Eric Omondi (Entertainment Personality Award) and Propesa (Facebook Personality Award) as well as Classic 105 FM breakfast show co-hosts Maina Kageni and Mwalimu Kingangi (Radio Show Award).

Human rights activist, Boniface Mwangi (left) and media personality Carol Radull after he was voted the Alumni Award winner during the Soma Awards gala night in Nairobi. PHOTO | COURTESY
Human rights activist, Boniface Mwangi (left) and media personality Carol Radull after he was voted the Alumni Award winner during the Soma Awards gala night in Nairobi. PHOTO | COURTESY

The Soma Awards recognises outstanding individuals and companies on Social Media in Kenya.

The winners were feted on Friday night at a glamorous occasion held at the Radisson Blu hotel in Nairobi.

Social media enthusiasts voted for their preferred individuals and organizations that have used the digital space to positively impact the society.

This year’s list cut across the political, social and economic spheres, and it featured some of the best known corporate brands, media personalities and public figures in government, politics and sports circles.

This was the 5th edition of the annual awards.

Here is the full list of the winners:

TV Show AwardThe Trend

Sports Personality AwardVictor Wanyama

Fashion Personality AwardJoy Kendi

Entertainment Personality AwardEric Omondi

Facebook Personality AwardPropesa

Twitter Personality AwardAtanasi

New Blogger Awardwww.kenyanmusic.co.ke

Instagram Personality AwardJoe W Muchiri

Corporate Executive Personality AwardMaggie Ireri

Media Personality AwardBetty Kyallo

Entrepreneur AwardMichelle Nkatha Ntalami

Humanitarian AwardNdungu Nyoro

Financial Services AwardEquity Bank Kenya

Retail AwardJumia Kenya

Consumer Product AwardDairyland Products

Technology AwardSamsung Mobile

Tourism AwardBonfire Adventures

Manufacturing AwardUnga wa dola

Learning Institution AwardUniversity of Nairobi

State Corporation AwardHuduma Kenya

Radio Show AwardClassic 105 FM: #MainaandKing’ang’i

YouTube Channel Award – Farhana Oberson

Alumni AwardBoniface Mwangi