Kenya's Trending Topics on October 24, 2018

  • Kenyans were on Wednesday disgusted by a poem State House official Dennis Itumbi penned for embattled journalist Jacque Maribe.

    The poem which Itumbi shared on his social media pages described in detail what the State House official thought of Maribe in light of murder charges she is facing.

    Itumbi's controversial poem was interpreted as a veiled advance toward Maribe whose fiancé, Joseph Irungu, is the prime suspect in the brutal murder of businesswoman Monica Kimani.

    Here are some of the comments that were posted on the trending topic "Jacque Maribe".

    Introducing his poem, Itumbi wrote: "Jacque Maribe, today as you seek to get bail, I can only pen a little poem, written through a keyboard, but composed from the depth of a soul that has always connected to your heart. Creating a friendship that we both know, will never pause.

    "Situations come and go, but our friendship will outlast fake headlines, rumours, false accusations, social media updates, the blog frenzy and even the unfair comments thereafter," Itumbi wrote.

    He concluded the poem titled "Here My Hand" with a comparison between storms and the journalist urging her to "sweep us all with your transformation...Dear Storm, Jacqueline Wanjiru Maribe!".

    Here are more comments that were shared on the poem.

    Joseph Irungu

    Jacque Maribe's fiancé, Joseph Irungu alias Jowie trended on Wednesday as the High Court was expected to hear and determine their bail applications.

    Here are some of the comments that were shared.

    Sharon Otieno/ Okoth Obado

    The topics trended on Wednesday as netizens reacted to the release of Migori Governor Okoth Obado from remand prison.

    Here are some of the comments that were shared.

    The governor also became the top search on Google with over 5,000 hits on the keyword "Obado".

    Eliud Kipchoge/ UN Person of the Year/ #UNDay

    Kenyan athletics Champion Eliud Kipchoge trended on Wednesday after he was named as the UN Kenya Person of the Year during the 2018 commemoration of the inception of the United Nations (UN).

    Here are some of the posts that were shared.

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