Winners of the 2016 BAKE Awards

Brian Mungei from Safaricom awarding respresentative Aisha Ali
Brian Mungei from Safaricom awarding respresentative Aisha Ali

The winners of the Kenyan Blog Awards 2016 (BAKE Awards) were announced at a gala event that took place on the evening of Saturday 14th May 2016 at Radisson Blu Nairobi.

The BAKE Awards 2016 journey started on January 8th 2016 with the launch of the awards plus the opening of the submission where Kenyan blogs could be submitted into the competition. This phase closed on 10th February 2016 which saw a whopping 4,899 blogs submitted into the competition. After the judges went through the submissions, they nominated 5 blogs in the 19 categories which were then voted for till the 1st of May 2016.

The BAKE Awards 2016 sponsors included Safaricom, Xpose, EatOut, Samsung, Coca-Cola, Intel, Kenya Bankers Association, Uber and Mettā.

This year saw a record seven women winners receive a BAKE Award.  Among the winners this year are which won in the County Category thereby becoming the first blog from Mombasa to ever win in the competition. Other newcomers included: (health), (food), (Business), (agriculture) and (Religious/spirituality).

Dr. Claire kinuthia, Maryanne Waweru, Rachael Muthoni,  Kaluhi Adagala, Lucia Musau, Brenda Midamba
L to R, Dr. Claire Kinuthia (, Maryann Waweru (, Rachael Muthoni (, Diana Kaluhi ( and Lucia Musau (

Below is the full list of winners.

  1. Best Technology Blog

  1. Best Photography Blog

  1. Best Creative Writing Blog

  1. Best Business Blog

  1. Best Food Blog

  1. Best Environmental/Agricultural Blog

  1. Best Fashion/Beauty/Hair/Style Blog

  1. Best Politics Blog

  1. Best New Blog

  1. Best Corporate Blog

  1. Best Topical Blog

  1. Best Sports Blog

  1. Best Entertainment/Lifestyle Blog

  1. Best Education Blog

  1. Best Travel Blog

  1. Best Health Blog

  1. Best County Blog

  1. Best Religious or Spirituality Blog

  1. Kenyan Blog of the Year


Kenyan Blog Awards 2016 winners

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  1. […] This year a new category (Best Lifestyle Blog) has been introduced which brings the categories of the BAKE Awards 2017 to 20. Some of the categories include photography, food, travel, entertainment, business, fashion and county blogs. To find out more about the categories you can check out this link. This year a new rule has been introduced that three time winners (or more) are ineligible to compete. Last year was a great year for women as they got many of the awards, find the list of winners here. […]