• Opposite matatu won the ultimate award for Kenya 1 of the year 2022
• Boombox, which plies the Ongata Rongai route, came in second place, while Voice Mail, which plies the Dandora route, came in third place for Kenya 1
Opposite matatu alongside its crew on Sunday dominated the Ma3 Gala Awards held at the Nairobi Festival in Uhuru Park.
The matatu, which plies the Umoja route under Umoinner Sacco and its team bagged the ultimate award for Kenya 1 of the Year 2022.
The awards were part of the first annual week-long festival that the Nairobi City County government held under Governor Sakaja.
The festival, themed “Vibe of the City”, was officially launched on Jamhuri Day by Governor Sakaja and aimed to appreciate the city’s diverse food, culture and art.
BoomBox matatu, which plies the Ongata Rongai route, came in second after Opposite, while Voice Mail, which plies the Dandora route, came in third for Kenya 1.
Opposite also won the Fan Favourite Crew of the Year award and the Best Fabricated Matatu of the Year.
Source Entertainment won the Best Sound Installer of the Year, while Lithium won the Best Designer Award.
The Best Online Creator/Blog prize was awarded to Matatu Matwana Culture.
The Jamhuri One award was presented to the Aftermath matatu (Embakasi).
Zitran, which plies under Wamasaa Invest Sacco, was conferred with the Riko of the Year award.
The Best Photographer of the Year award went to Magnified Kenya, while the Best Portrait Designer award went to Martin Ojiambo.
DJ Grauchi won the Most Played DJ award as Njaramba Lights won the Best Light Installer of the Year award.
Super Metro won the Most Preferred PSV Operator of the Year award.
The Best Private 14-Seater award was presented to Flight_ xiii_Safaris_001 and the Best Long Distance award was presented to Tahmeed Express Ltd.