Elections, Babu Owino and Bitcoin Among Top Google Searches in 2017

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(Last Updated On: December 15, 2017)

Being and election year, election-related terms dominated the google searches in Kenya. But still a few other items managed to bug Kenyans over the year. The Sespacito ear-worm, Sarahah app and Bitcoin are a few notable mentions.

Google’s Communications and Public Affairs for Africa Dorothy Ooko says terms such as ‘Tibim’, Nasa Coalition and Jubilee Party were most searched considering it was an election year.

As far as personalities are concerned, Former President Mwai Kibaki was the most searched, followed by Embakasi East MP Babu Owino and IEBC CEO Ezra Chiloba.

“Recurring queries this year include the usual suspects such as ‘How to lose weight’, ‘How to lose belly fat’, ‘How to be pregnant’ among others. On the bit of losing weight, it is not just Kenyans who are dealing with weight issues; the search item tops the global trends too.”

Globally, Actress Meghan Markle who recently became engaged to Prince Harry of England was among the most searched person as was Hurricane Irma, iPhone X and TV series – 13 reasons why.

Top Trending Searches

  1. IEBC Results
  2. Gambia
  3. KCPE 2017 results
  4. Despacito
  5. Tibim
  6. NASA Coalition
  7. Jubilee Party
  8. NASA flag bearer
  9. Standard Gauge Railway (SGR)
  10. Presidential results

ALSO READ: You Will Not Believe What ‘Despacito’ Means in English!!

Trending People

  1. Mwai Kibaki
  2. Babu Owino
  3. Ezra Chiloba
  4. Janet Kanini
  5. Nicholas Biwott
  6. Robert Mugabe
  7. Joseph Nkaissery
  8. Nderitu Gachagua
  9. Jimmy Wanjigi
  10. Chris Msando

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Trending Events

  1. Kenya Elections
  2. Lecturers’ Strike
  3. Mayweather vs McGregor Fight
  4. Confederations Cup
  5. Africa Cup of Nations 2017
  6. Zimbabwe coup
  7. Hurricane Irma
  8. Easter 2017
  9. Catalonia independence
  10. Ramadan 2017

Trending Sports Personalities

  1. Alvaro Morata
  2. Romelu Lukaku
  3. Philippe Coutinho
  4. Nemanja Matić
  5. Ivan Perisic
  6. Thomas Lemar
  7. Cheick Tiote
  8. Antonio Conte
  9. Dennis Oliech

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10. Floyd Mayweather

Trending Health Searches

  1. Guillain-Barré (GB) syndrome
  2. How to lose weight
  3. How to lose belly fat
  4. How to get pregnant
  5. Cholera

Trending “What Is”

What is Sarahah

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What is a Pangolin

What is Bitcoin

What is Biology

Trending “How To”

How to check KCPE results online

How to file KRA returns

How to make pancakes

How to write an application letter

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