Google’s Year in Search: What Kenyans Googled in 2017

December 16, 2017 • East Africa, Online & Social, Top Stories

Google's year in search: What Kenyans Googled in 2017

Google’s year in search: What Kenyans Googled in 2017.

The Google’s Year in Search has revealed that Kenya elections and the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) were the most searched in Kenya in 2017.

Other searches that made it to the top ten trending searches include ‘Mayweather verses McGregor Fight’, ‘Confederations Cup’, ‘Africa Cup of Nations 2017’, ‘Zimbabwe coup’, ‘Hurricane Irma’, ‘Easter 2017′,’Catalonia Independence’ and ‘Ramadan 2017’.

IEBC remained top of the trending searches in Kisumu, Mombasa and Eldoret, with Former President Mwai Kibaki topping the list of the most searched prominent person followed by Embakasi East MP Babo Owino.

Kenyans also searched the deaths of former NTV presenter Janet Kanini, Nicholas Biwott, Former Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery, Former Nyeri Governor Nderitu Gachagua and IEBC ICT manager Chis Musando.

Here is a list of what Kenyans searched on Google this year:

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

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

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
  10. Floyd Mayweather

Trending entertainment searches

  1. Despacito
  2. Odi dance
  3. Bazokizo
  4. Zilipendwa
  5. Shape Of You
  6. Nyashinski Malaika
  7. Big Brother Naija
  8. Bet Awards 2017
  9. Eunice Njeri Wedding
  10. Beyonce Twins

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… list”

  1. What is Sarahah
  2. What is a Pangolin
  3. What is Bitcoin
  4. What is Biology
  5. What is Covfefe
  6. What is old and new at the same time
  7. What is Happening in Zimbabwe
  8. What is the meaning of Tibim
  9. What is Pesalink
  10. What is IEBC

Trending “How to…list”

  1. How to check KCPE results online
  2. How to file KRA returns
  3. How to make pancakes
  4. How to write an application letter
  5. How to lose belly fat
  6. How to make money online
  7. How to bake a cake
  8. How to create a website
  9. How to get pregnant
  10. How to write a report

Edited by Fundisiwe Maseko
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