Kenya's Trending Topics on 21st November 2017

  • Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i on Tuesday surprised Kenyans after he unexpectedly announced the results of the 2017 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination results.

    Under the topic Education CS Fred Matiang'i as well as the hashtags #KCPEResults and #KCPE2017Results, social media users heaped praises on the CS with many asking President Uhuru Kenyatta to reward the CS with more responsibilities, especially in the health docket.

    Here are some of the comments that were shared.

    Dr Matiang'i announced that there were zero reported incidents of malpractice for the whole duration of the exam.

    The acting Interior CS lauded President Kenyatta and other Cabinet Secretaries who took time to visit some of the candidates while the exam was on, noting that it was an exemplary style of leadership.


    Nairobi's residential area of Donholm topped trends on Tuesday after it emerged that four suspected robbers had been gunned down by police on Monday evening.


    The hashtag trended after Kenya's boyband, Sauti Sol released a new single titled "Melanin" in collaboration with Nigerian star Patoranking.

    The new song is a celebration of African beauty that is symbolised by the dark skin pigmentation - melanin.

    Have a look at the new song here

    Here are some of the comments that were shared.


    The hashtag trended as Kenya's leading bank, the Cooperative Bank of Kenya, encouraged merchants on the Lipa Na M-Pesa platform to make deposits to their Co-op accounts at no additional costs.

    Here are some of the comments that were shared.

    Machakos Governor

    Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua caused a stir on Tuesday for two reasons. First, the second-term Governor endorsed the idea of creating a Prime Minister's position in the Executive arm of government.

    Second, the Governor was shockingly deserted by the lawyers who were representing him in the election petition by former Kathiani MP Wavinya Ndeti challenging his win in the August 8 elections.

    Here are some of the comments shared by citizens.