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Tom Tikolo, elder brother of Steve and the former Kenya captain, has been awarded the Head of State’s Commendation (HSC Civilian Division) in the President’s Jamhuri day honours list.
Mr. Tikolo was born in 1961. He is the first Kenyan of African descent to be selected to the Kenya National Cricket Team in September, 1980 and subsequently became its Captain in June 1986. He was also elected to the Cricket Association in Kenya and also worked for the International Cricket Association. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Cricket Kenya and Tournament Director of the Africa Cricket Association. He is awarded the Head of State’s Commendation (HSC- Civilian Division) for his commendable achievements in promoting cricket in the country.
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