One of the reasons why I love WordPress is that it’s versatile. You can use WordPress to build any kind of website you desire – from a personal blog, business website to an e-commerce website.
Powering over 34% of all the websites on the web, it’s no surprise that WordPress has been adopted as the platform of choice in different industries.
In Kenya too, WordPress powers most of the websites I have come across. I have made a list of some the top websites in Kenya built using WordPress. The list ranges from Government, education, banking, hotel, insurance, news and media, real estate and law firm websites.
Take a look
The Presidency is the Kenyan Government’s portal that outlines the Big Four Agenda and other flagship programmes. Powered by WordPress, the site is simple, beautiful and clean, and easily navigable.
The Judiciary website is built with the Minamaze free WordPress theme by Think Up Themes.
News & Media
Citizen Digital is an online news portal by Citizen TV, a member of Royal Media Services in Kenya.
K24 TV, a member of Mediamaxx recently rebranded and part of it’s rebranding was their website. Powered by WordPress and built upon HTML5Blank, the look and feel of this new website is without doubt appetizing.
Ghafla! is a celebrity gossip site initially built with Joomla! but was rebuillt with WordPress after a failed acquisition by Ringier.
Biko Zulu is a creative blog by Jackson Biko (Biko Zulu), a renowned Kenyan writer, blogger and columnist. And a multiple award-winning blogger deserves the best blogging platform – WordPress.
Rockfield is a private Junior school in Nairobi. Their website too is built with WordPress.
The great Makini School’s website is also powered by WordPress.
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology (JKUAT) is one of the top universities in Kenya. Their website is also powered by WordPress.
Hemmingways Collection’s website is one of those hotel sites you will love. At first glance, I never imagined the site was built with WordPress. The dev team did an amazing work here.
The website of Ole Sereni, a leading hotel in Nairobi is powered by WordPress
Real Estate Websites
Villa Care, a leading real estate and property management company in Kenya boasts of a great portfolio of property,managed by a WordPress-powered website.
Media Minds is a real estate company in the coastal region. The website was built using WP Residence WordPress theme.
Family Bank’s website is based on Underscores_ WordPress starter theme by Automattic
DTB Bank’s website is coded from a Blank WordPress starter theme by Lifehacker. The site is beautiful and robust.
Insurance Company Websites
CIC Insurance company website is built with WordPress using Basel Theme
If you are still doubting the power of WordPress up to now, check out Jubilee Insurance’s company website.
Law Firm Websites
Top lawyers, powerful site, awesome platform. Built using TM Lawyers theme. Check out MMC Africa’s website.
Kaplan & Stratton Advocates closes our list today. The site is also built using TM Lawyers WordPress theme.
Unless it’s really necessary, or you’re carrying out a huuuge project, I recommend you go with WordPress. Yes, I’m that biased.