Kenya's Trending Topics on 14th November 2017

  • Kenyans were on Tuesday excited after an unfamiliar female lawyer made her submissions at the Supreme Court of Kenya on behalf of civil activists Njonjo Mue and Khelef Khalifa.

    Under the hashtags #SupremeCourtKE and #ElectionTruthKE, social media users were delightfully excited by lawyer Jullie Soweto.

    Here are some of the comments that were shared.

    Ms Soweto made a memorable entrance to the highest court in the land after she arrived late for the inaugural proceedings of the October 26 presidential election petitions.

    Chief Justice David Maraga was forced to adjourn the court momentarily as Ms Soweto, along with her colleagues, were held up at security checkpoints at City Hall.

    When the court session resumed, the lawyer excused herself citing that her team had been involved in an accident on their way to court.

    The accomplished lawyer also sparked conversations last week during the hearing of a petition against Kisumu Governor Anyang' Nyong'o.

    A witness testifying in favour of former Governor Jack Ranguma was held in contempt of the court after referring to her as "my dear".

    "There is the language he uses in his bedroom and in court. Please, this a new Kenya where we respect women by not referring to them as 'dear' but by their titles and full names," Judge David Majanja admonished.

    Here are more comments that were shared by Kenyans on social media.

    On Google Trends, the lawyer topped searches under the topic "Julie Soweto".


    The late rugby player Mike Okombe was back on the trends on Tuesday after his girlfriend, Maryanne Mumbi and his friend Calvin Okoth were charged with his murder and were later released on a bond of Sh300,000.

    Read More: Court Issues Ruling on Woman Who Killed Kenyan Rugby Player

    Social media users had no kind words to share on the matter with many accusing the court of being too lenient on the two.

    Senator Fred Outa

    The topic trended on Twitter after a court in Kisumu overturned an arrest warrant against Kisumu Senator Fred Outa and former Kisumu deputy governor Ruth Odinga.

    The two are accused of having attacked an IEBC officials after which they failed to appear in court to answer to charges.

    Read More: Court Changes its Decision on Raila's Sister

    Here are some comments that were shared.


    The Siaya County constituency was on the trend after a police officer was lynched by an angry mob in Kogelo.

    The officer had been accused of protecting a suspect who had allegedly stolen a motorbike.

    Read More: Police Officer Brutally Killed by Mob Justice 

    St Andrews Turi

    The Nakuru-based preparatory and secondary private school emerged as the topmost Google searched topic of the day in Kenya on Tuesday after the school's menu was made public.

    The interesting menu read like a page out of from a table d'hôte from a 5-Star hotel and it got social media users stirred up in conversations.

    Have a look at the posh menu.


    Secession has become a buzz word over the past few days after Homa Bay Town lawmaker Peter Kaluma delivered a proposal to the IEBC seeking to have Kenya divided.

    Read More: Chebukati Accepts Plan to Divide Kenya on 1 Condition