Kenya's Trending Topics on October 30, 2018

  • Kenyans on Tuesday raised a major concern over the level of security that had been deployed to monitor the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exams countrywide.

    Netizens seemed to disagree with the government while citing that the police officers deployed for the 2017 General Election may have been half the number of those deployed for the exams.

    Here are some of the posts that were shared on the trending hashtag #KCPE2018.

    Kenyans on Twitter also shared their well wishes for the candidates who sat for their first papers on Tuesday.

    They were also keen to note some of the occurrences that were hallmarks of any exam season.

    @VictorMochere tweeted: "We always don’t miss a delivery during KCPE."

    Here are more tweets that were shared.

    John Gakuo

    Former Nairobi Town Clerk John Gakuo trended on Tuesday after he passed away while receiving treatment at the Mbagathi Hospital.

    Here are some of the comments that were posted.

     Seth Panyako

    Kenya National Union of Nurses Secretary-General Seth Panyako trended on Tuesday after he was released from police custody.

    Panyako had been arrested on Monday and was charged with two others for causing disturbance and participating in an unlawful assembly.

    Here are some of the comments that were shared.

    Joseph Irungu/ Jowie/ Monica Kimani

    The prime suspect in Monica Kimani's murder, Joseph "Jowie" Irungu trended on Tuesday after he was denied bail by Justice James Wakiaga on the basis that he is a flight risk.

    Here are some of the posts that were shared.

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