Ferdinand Omanyala is Kenya's current 100-metre sprint sensation and Africa's fastest man who has made history by breaking records to become a man of many firsts.
He is the first Kenyan to qualify for the 100 metres semi-finals in the Olympics, the first to run a sprint in 10.00 seconds, the first Kenyan to run sub-10(seconds), and later becoming the first African man to run 100 metres in 9.77 seconds, earning him the continental crown.
Omanyala was honoured by President Uhuru Kenyatta during the 2021 Mashujaa Day celebrations and was recognised as a national hero.
The University of Nairobi second year Chemistry student was honoured by the University of Nairobi Students Association Council (UNSA) for his accomplishments in October 2021.
He was also crowned as sports personality of the month of September by the Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) in October 2021.