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Jackie Vike (Awinja)

By Winnie Kabintie

The red carpet at the 2017 Kalasha Awards was full of hits and misses. a couple of celebrities put their best fashion foot forward however, majority failed to make a mark. The Kenya Forum has you covered with a roundup of the very best and very worst style from the 2017 Kalasha Awards. (PHOTOS Courtesy of Lady Photographer)

BEST: Jackline Vike (Awinja)

If Awinja, as she’s popularly known, is on a red carpet, then you can be pretty sure that she’ll make the best-dressed list.




BEST: Gerald Langiri

Actor Gerald Langiri

In an industry where our male actors will even show up on the red carpet with oversized jeans and uncombed hair, Langiri is one actor who always brings his A game when it comes to style. He kept up his streak of brilliant red carpet appearances at the 2017 Kalasha awards  carpet




BEST: Martin Githinji

Martin Githinji (Best Actor in a TV Drama)

Nominee and ultimate winner Best Actor In A TV Drama hit the red carpet wearing this scene-stealing statement jacket by Ashok Sunny, in vivid golden floral brocade.








BEST: Catherine Kamau and Philip Karanja

Catherine Kamau & Philip Karanja

The newlyweds stepped out at the Kalasha Awards 2017 red carpet dressed to the nines. Celina as you all know her thanks to her role in the popular TV drama Mother In Law won her first kalasha Best Actress In A TV Drama (Sue & Johnie) after 8 years in the industry and she definitely brought her “A game” like she knew that it was going to be her big night.

Her director who doubles as her husband Phil looked sharp in a purple tux.





BEST: Mumbi Maina

Actress Mumbi Maina

Mumbi Maina made the right choice for the 2017  Kalasha awards by sticking to a designer she’s used to working with;Peggy Onyango. The peach gown was definitely a smasher on the red carpet.







BEST: Kamene Goro

KFC chairman Chris Foot and Kamene Goro

She was the host at the red carpet and as such, she led by example; killing it with this elegant, deep green silk gown that accentuated her carves to perfection.

Next to her is the chairman of the Kenya Film Commission Mr Chris Foot, who also stunned in a black Tux, completing the look with a white pocket square.







BEST: Janet Kirina

Janet Kirina (left)

Another favourite for journalists at the red carpet. She hardly disappoints.








BEST: Edward Nyanaro

Edward Nyanaro

He definitely put an effort.









WORST: Joey Muthengi

Joey Muthengi

It’s her first time to host Kalasha Awards and for an event of its kind really Joey!! Really!! You could have done much better! This is an everyday outfit too dull for the red carpet much worse for the host of the night.







WORST: Victor Gatonye and Bilal Maina

Actors Victor Gatonye and Bilal Maina

As a colleague who was aiding in compiling this list quipped; “these two came out dressed like they were on costumes for a low budget movie”








WORST: Peter Kawa

We are simply speechless!! WHAT IS THIS!!

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