Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Football Beats Supreme Court Ruling On Google Search

Google has released the top trending searches in Kenya for the last one week - the period between Sunday, September 17 and Sunday, September 24, 2017, the week of the Supreme Court ruling.

Not surprisingly,  football still took the leading position, while the Supreme court ruling was number 4. Chief Justice David Maraga and Justice Njoki Ndungu were the top searched personalities in relation to the full judgement on the 2017 election, issued on Tuesday 19th.

Google Search Trends is a publicly available tool that indicates search patterns over a period of time and shows the clusters of searches that made it to Hot Trends in the country. EPL fixtures (Manchester United Vs Everton, Arsenal Vs Chelsea, Southampton Vs Manchester United, Leicester Vs Liverpool) and Diego Costa’s transfer from Chelsea to Atletico Madrid topped the football searches.

On the entertainment scene, the strained relationship between East Africa’s music sensation Diamond Platinumz, and his wife Zari Hassan grew into a regional affair. This is after Zari Hassan finally spoke out on Diamond's infidelity. Tanzanian Singer Diamond Platnumz had caused a stir after admitting to siring video vixen, Hamisa Mobetto’s son, during a live TV interview last week.

The week also saw Kenyans take to the internet in search of news on Kylie Kristen Jenner’s pregnancy. Just like her big sister Kim Kardashian, the news of Kylie Jenner broke the internet, mainly with a string of hilarious memes and conspiracy theories about the latest addition to the Kardashian clan.

Online search for hornets appeared to be most interesting trend of the week. Following the attack on journalists, policemen and civilians by a swarm of bees outside the Supreme Court - Kenyans initiated a new internet craze with a biblical allusion, Exodus 23:28. “I will send the hornet ahead of you to drive the Hivites, Canaanites and Hittites out of your way.” It is alluded that the swarm of bees played a critical role in preventing a clash between the police and supporters of the two main political parties, Jubilee and NASA.
President Uhuru Kenyatta remained the top searched politician in the country in the week of the Supreme Court ruling.


Here are results for the most popular searches by Kenyans in the past week in descending order:

English Premier League
Carabao Cup: Arsenal Vs Doncaster
Kylie Jenner Pregnant
Supreme Court Ruling
CJ David Maraga
Njoki Ndungu         
Zari Hassan
Hornets
Uhuru Kenyatta
Diego Costa