Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE) on Saturday awarded top bloggers from across the country.
The categories that were divided into 14 main slots featured blogs from business blogs, fashion blogs to political ones. The 2012 winners included:
- Best Business Blog: http://bankelele.blogspot.com
- Best Agriculture Blog: http://emmiekio.blogspot.com
- Best Creative Writing Blog: http://www.crazynairobian.com
- Best Fashion Blog: http://www.nanciemwai.com
- Best Food Blog: http://healthylivingkenya.wordpress.com
- Best General Blog: http://muruginjehia.blogspot.com/
- Best New Blog: http://www.my254.com
- Best Corporate Blog: http://blog.batakenya.com
- Best Photography Blog: http://www.mutuamatheka.co.ke
- Best Politics Blog: http://www.dennisitumbi.com
- Best Sports Blog: http://www.michezoafrika.com
- Best Technology Blog: http://www.moseskemibaro.com
- Best Tweep – Corporate: http://twitter.com/KenyaRedCross
- Best Tweep – Individual:http://twitter.com/KoinangeJeff
The top blogs were chosen through public voting on the BAKE site.
Mr. Kachwanya of the bloggers association told HumaIPO the aim of the awards is to recognize and promote quality content creation in Kenya.
Similar efforts to have bloggers recognized were started by Kenya Unlimited but their effort fizzled out.
Njeri Wangari, in her blog, noted the awards ran by Kenya Unlimited, called Kaybee Awards, started six years ago but did not succeed since it came at a time when the blogging platform was small that most bloggers knew each other by name.
The Bloggers Association of Kenya was formed in 2011 to promote local content.
Submissions were opened on March 14 this year.