Women Taking Over Kenyan Blogosphere

Dr. Claire kinuthia, Maryanne Waweru-Wanyama, Rachael Muthoni, Kaluhi Adagala, Lucia Musau and Brenda Midamba
L to R: Dr. Claire kinuthia, Maryanne Waweru-Wanyama, Rachael Muthoni, Kaluhi Adagala, Lucia Musau and Brenda Midamba – Courtesy of Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE)

Women are taking over the Kenyan blogosphere. During the recently concluded BAKE 2016 Awards, they won all the top five positions in the Best New Blog category.

Women were nominated in 14 out of 19 categories. They won top prize in nine of them – Best Food Blog, Best Fashion/Beauty/Hair/Style Blog, Best Political Blog, Best New Blog, Best Topical Blog, Best Education Blog, Best Travel Blog, Best Health Blog and Best County Blog.

Women scooped all the five positions in four categories: Best Food Blog, Best Fashion/Beauty/Hair/Style Blog, Best New Blog and Best Health Blog. On top of that they took the top two positions in Best Political Blog, Best Education Blog and Best County Blog categories; and all the top four positions in the Best Travel Blog.

Yvonne Lyra Aoko Were is the only woman who made it to the Kenyan Blog of the Year category. Women only made a technical appearance in the Best Creative Writing Blog and Best Business Blog categories with one nominee each and were absent in the Best Technology Blog, Best Photography Blog, Best Corporate Blog and Best Sports Blog categories.

Hongera to all the Winners and nominees!

Here is BAKE 2016 list of all the women winners and nominees.

  1. Best Food Blog
    http://www.kaluhiskitchen.com – Kaluhi Adagala, Winner
    http://pendolamama.co.ke – Aika Grace Wangwe
    http://www.tastesafari.co.ke – Sandy Thethy
    http://thewineandfoodreview.com –  Jean Wandimi
    http://thefitfabfoodie.com – Meera Vadgama
  1. Best Fashion/Beauty/Hair/Style Blog
    http://luciamusau.com  -Lucia Musau, Winner
    http://justjoykendi.com – Joy Kendi
    http://itsacurvyaffair.com – Hakima Bishar
    http://mskibati.com – Caroline Kibati
    http://wamboikay.com – Wambui Kay
  1. Best Political Blog
    http://info.mzalendo.com – Jessica Musila – Winner
    http://brainstorm.co.ke – Brenda Wambui
  1. Best New Blog
    http://theycallmedaktari.com/ – Dr. Claire Kinuthia – Winner
    http://www.e-techafrica.co.ke – Catherine Mongina
    http://stylebyshary.com – Sharon Mwangi
    http://afyapress.com – Caroline Vundi
    http://cherriesvineyard.com – Lornah Abaki
  1. Best Topical Blog
    http://mummytales.com – Maryanne Waweru, Winner
    http://amiraafrica.co.ke/ – Fiona Okumu
    http://stillamum.com/ – Wanjiru Kihusa
    http://thewondercores.com – Mbithe Nzomo
  1. Best Education Blog
    https://creativesacademy.wordpress.com/ – Dr Wandia Njoya, Winner
    http://funkescience.co.ke – Tracy Shiundu
  1. Best Travel Blog
    http://www.safari254.com – Rachael Muthoni, Winner
    http://theartofwanderlusting.wordpress.com – Christine Waithera
    http://theadventuresofcathy.com – Catherine Nyarangi
    http://holidayafrika.com – Puriey Nyatichi
  1. Best Health Blog
    https://couchhealthandfitness.wordpress.com/ – Brenda Midamba, Winner
    http://healthkenya.co.ke/ – Tabitha Mwangi
    http://afyapress.com – Christine Waithera
    http://sitawa.blogspot.com/ – Sitawa Wafula
    http://lindaafya.co.ke/ – Waithera Wambara
  1. Best County Blog
    http://lifeinmombasa.com/ – Jamila El-Jabry, Winner
    http://county-yangu.com/default/ – Winnie Gatwiri
  1. Best Creative writing blog
    http://lubnah.me.ke/ – Lubnah Baghozi
  1. Best Business Blog
    http://www.herbusiness.co.ke – Florence Kamaitha
  1. Best Entertainment/Lifestyle Blog
    http://lyraoko.com – Yvonne Were
    http://www.potentash.com – Rayhab Gachango
    http://meanwhileinkenya.com – Sylvia Ziemski
  1. Best Religious/Spiritual Blog
    http://www.braveheartedliving.com – Wambui Ngambura
    http://njerigichuki.blogspot.com – Njeri Gichuki
  1. Kenyan Blog of the Year
    http://lyraoko.com – Yvonne Were

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