Kenya Prisons Women’s Volleyball team centre player Edith Wisa has been feted as the October Star times Sports Personality of the Month.
Wisa a twenty four year old and a second year student at Mount Kenya University studying Bachelor of Commerce is the youngest and the fourth to receive the award.
She was outstanding during the CAVB Africa Nations Championship cum World Championship Qualifiers held in Yaounde, Cameroon.
voted the best blocker at the same competition as Kenya finished second behind Cameroon but still qualified for the World Championship to be held in Japan next year.
Wisa shook off competition from team-mate and Kenya team skipper Mercy Moim, KPA’s women’s basketball team guard Natalie Akinyi and Joyceline Jepkosgei as well as the Kabras Sugar duo of Brian Tanga and Philip Wokorach.
Moim was voted best attacker at Africa Nations Championships while Akinyi was named the MVP and best point guard as KPA successfully defended the FIBA Zone V title in Kampala.
Jepkosgei broke her sixth world record in 2017 by breaking the women’s half marathon world record after clocking 1 hour 4 minutes 51 seconds in Valencia, Spain with Tanga and Wokorach helped the team win its maiden national rugby sevens series circuit title.
She was named the sports personality of the month for being resourceful to Kenyas National team Malkia strikers which finished second in the Continental showpiece
Last month Wisa was also named Best Blocker during the African Championship in Cameroon.
She expressed her happiness after being awarded a check Ksh. 100,000, a trophy, and a 42 inch screen tv at the Moi International Sports Centre.
Wisa was also named the best blocker in Tunisia during the Africa Club Championship where Kenya was placed the third.
David Lungaho the team coach expressed his gratitude to Star Times for recognizing the effort from the team.
Lungaho states that he took Wisa because she had the height and not the skills adding that it took them two years to work on her.The team is headed to the World Championship that will take place in Japan.