10 December 2012

Kenya: Kalasha - the Best On Kenya's Screen Feted

Nairobi Half Life emerged the biggest winner at the 4th annual Kalasha Film and Television Awards held last Saturday bagging 5 awards overall.

The awards ceremony was not devoid of a few shockers here and there among them... a Nigerian actress (Rita Dominic) beating Kenyans at their own game by scooping the best Actress Award despite not being a Kenyan. Below is the complete list of the winners:


Best Actor

Amos Odhiambo (Lost In Africa)

Kang'ethe Mungai (Senior Pastor)

Joseph K. Wairimu (Nairobi Half Life)

Sam Kihiu (Valentine Ya Njaramba)

Best Actress

Rita Dominic (Shattered)

Patricia Kihoro (Miss Nobody)

Joan Amara (Miss Pathetic)

Best Supporting Actor

Allan Adika (Shattered)

Olwenya Maina (Nairobi Half Life)

David Ng'ang'a Ndugi (Torn Veil)

Best Supporting Actress

Eclay Wangira (Simiyu Samurai)

Irene Kayeri (Lost In Africa)

Mumbi Maina (Shattered)

Best Cinematography

Simiyu Samurai

Lost In Africa

Nairobi Half Life


Best Sound

Simiyu Samurai


Senior Pastor

Best Director

Tosh Gitonga (Nairobi Half Life)

Gilbert Lukalia (Shattered)

Robbie Bresson (Simiyu Samurai)

Best Short Film

Simiyu Samurai

Miss Nobody

The Victim

Original Score

Tumanka Goes To School

Guardians of the Wild

Challenging and Healing Hidden War Crimes

Best Editing

Simiyu Samurai

Nairobi Half Life

Lost In Africa

Lifetime Achievement Award

Jane Munene

Best Original Screenplay


Lost In Africa

Nairobi Half Life

Best Feature

Lost In Africa


Senior Pastor

Nairobi Half Life


Best Entertainment Programme

99 Degrees

Get Lifted

Best Comedy

The Pasua Show

Vioja Mahakamani


Best Performance in a Comedy

Peter Sankale (Vioja Mahakamani)

Alex Njuguna (Pasua)

Lead Actor in a Drama

Rogers Otieno (Higher Learning)

Hiram Muigai (Vioja Mahakamani)

Kevin Mbugua (Mali)

Supporting Actor in a Drama

Justin Mirichii (Lies That Bind)

Moses Macharia (Mali)

Elsaphan Njora (Briefcase Inc.)

Lead Actress in a Drama

Lucy Nyaga (Lies That Bind)

Florence Nduta (Lies That Bind)

Mkamzee Mwatela (Mali)

Janet Kirina (Higher Learning)

Supporting Actress in a Drama

Mumbi Maina (Mali)

Caroline Kipsuto (Mheshimiwa)

Eunice Wambui (Vitimbi)

Best Drama

Lies That Bind

Higher Learning


Congratulations to all the winners!

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