Business Today was on Saturday announced as the best Business Blog of the Year during the Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE) Awards 2018 at an event held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Nairobi.

This is the first time the blog started by former Nation Business Editor Luke Mulunda and which is reputed as Kenya’s leading source of news in business, technology, media, stock analysis, career advice, management and lifestyle, among others, was shortlisted for the awards after a sterling year in which it broke several stories especially on the media sector.

Speaking after the win, Mr Mulunda dedicated the award to the Business Today (BT) team and readers, saying they are the motivation behind the website’s growing success. BT, started four years ago, has grown in terms of readership to over one million page views per month and is increasingly influential across media and corporate worlds.

“This award shows that our professional work is being recognised,” Mr Mulunda, who is BT’s managing editor, said. “We are attracting advertisers from some of the leading corporates in Kenya and a number of international organisations. We are expanding our readership to remain the leading business news and information website in Kenya.”

It was the first independent business website in Kenya and its growth has sparked interest from various investors who have entered the business space in digital media. The website is run my a team of experienced journalists.

The Winners’ Gala Event was attended by some of the top Kenyan bloggers and influencers. Other  first timers were aluochbonnita.com, lizmazingira.com , Over 25 and cravingyellow.com. Women continued to impress at the awards with a record 15 awards going to them. Tatianakaranja.com made history by being the first woman to ever win in the photography category.

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The awards are an annual initiative by the Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE) and are now in their 7 year.

Started in 2012, the competition is the only one that honours and showcases the best in Kenyan blogging. Travel blog, Bonnita on Safari, was voted the Kenyan blog of the year 2018.

Past winners of the Kenyan Blog Awards include: Mutua Matheka (mutuamatheka.co.ke), Silvia Njoki (silvianjoki.com), Wambui Waithaka (wambuiwaithaka.com), Sharon Mundia (thisisess.com), Jackson Biko (bikozulu.co.ke), Sam Wakoba (techmoran.com), Dennis Machio (michezoafrica.com) and Limo Taboi (bankelele.co.ke).

Below is the full list of winners in the BAKE Awards 2018:

1. Technology Blog

techweez.com

2. Photography Blog

tatianakaranja.com

3. Creative Writing Blog

magunga.com

4. Business Blog

businesstoday.co.ke

5. Food Blog

kaluhiskitchen.com

6. Environmental Blog

lizmazingira.com

7. Fashion and Style Blog

luciamusau.com

8. Agricultural Blog

theorganicfarmer.org

9. New Blog

kalekyehealth.com

10. Best Corporate Blog

brightermonday.co.ke/blog

11. Topical Blog

owaahh.com

12. Sports Blog

futaa.com

13. Entertainment Blog

buzzcentral.co.ke

14. Education Blog

thediscoverycentre.co.ke/blog/

15. Travel Blog

violayasmineadventures.com

16. Public Health Blog

healthkenya.co.ke

17. County Blog

lifeinmombasa.com

18. Religious or Spirituality Blog

ourmarriagechronicles.com

19. Lifestyle Blog

potentash.com

20. Beauty and Hair Blog

cravingyellow.com

21. Video Blog (Vlog)

Over Twenty Five – youtube.com/channel/UChKyC8GgChB5_JEW7p8nkFA

22. Social Issues and Active Citizenship Blog

wandianjoya.com

23. Kenyan Blog of the Year

aluochbonnita.com

Credit: James Wamathai/bakeawards.co.ke

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