Janet Okelo was crowned athlete of the year at the 2019 Magharibi Michezo Awards gala ceremony held at The Tourist Hotel in Bungoma County on Monday 23 December 2019.
The Kenyan international who plays her club rugby for Stanbic Mwamba has been an integral part of the Lionesses, as the Kenyan women’s rugby national team is popularly referred.
She has consistently turned in strong, match winning performances for the Lionesses and played a key role in the team’s qualification for the rugby sevens tournament at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.
This was second of two awards on the night for Okelo who had earlier been crowned the 2019 Magharibi Women’s Rugby Player of The Year.
Another youngster claiming an accolade at the Magharibi Awards was Menengai Oilers’ center Austine Sikutwa who lifted the Men’s Rugby Player of The Year.
Full list of winners
MEN- Austine Sikutwa (Menengai Oilers)
WOMEN – Janet Okelo (Stanbic Mwamba & Kenya Lionesses)
MAGHARIBI MICHEZO AWARDS ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
*Janet Okello (Stanbic Mwamba & Kenya Lionesses)