Kenya's Trending Topics on January 12, 2018

  • Kenyans were on Friday engaged in various heated discussions on social media concerning the top trending topics of the day, among them Prophet David Owuor.

    Prophet Owuor was a trending discussion under the hashtag #TheDaysOfElijah as followers and enthusiasts discussed his alleged transfiguration.

    The commentators propagated claims that the televangelist is Prophet Elijah come in the flesh, following the alleged resurrection of a dead woman, healings and miracles he has performed.

    Here are some of the tweets that were shared.


    The hashtag trended as Kenyans kept up with President Uhuru Kenyatta while on his State visit to South Africa.

    Among the discussions that elicited interest was an incident where President Kenyatta's bodyguard mistakenly hit the President with his car door.

    High Court/ Wajir Governor

    The two topics topped the trends on Friday after High Court Judge Alfred Mabeya nullified Wajir Governor Mohamed Abdi's win in the August 2017 election.

    Here are some of the comments that were shared.

    The topic Wajir Governor also emerged as the top most searched topic for the day on the Google search engine.

    CS Matiang'i/ #PrincipalTransfers

    Acting Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i was one of the trending topics after he sent a stern warning to politicians opposing the transfer of Principals around the country.

    "We will not backtrack on the headteachers' transfer exercise. We will arrest anyone interfering with the process. County Commissioners will be responsible for the safety of principals who have been transferred," CS Matiang'i directed.

    Here are some of the comments that were shared.