Kenya's Top Google Searches in January [LIST]

  • Mighty Salim (far left), Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni (middle) and South Sudan's Former Minister for Irrigation & Water Resources Mabior Garang de Mabior
    Mighty Salim (far left), Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni (middle) and South Sudan's Former Minister for Irrigation & Water Resources Mabior Garang de Mabior.
  • Renowned ‘Mugithi’ star Mighty Salim and psychological TV series Killing Eve are among Google’s top searches in Kenya for the month of January 2021.

    Kenya’s football fanatics follow along - ranking the FA Cup amongst the top 10 searches. 

    Kenyans were also interested in Uganda’s recent elections that were trending given the circumstances around the elections where internet access was shut down during the polls.

    File image of KWS rangers
    File image of KWS rangers
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    President Yoweri Museveni also joined the list after he was declared the winner despite the heated campaigns and accusations of vote tampering.

    Kenyans were also curious to find out if Safaricom had updated their figures for Mpesa charges which were waived at the end of March 2020 by the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK).

    The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) had ongoing recruitment for 90,057 positions as KWS Community Scouts. Kenyans took to Google to find out if they had been shortlisted for the position. The position is part of the President’s post-Covid-19 economic stimulus program.

    Kenyans also wanted to find out about the said series, Killing Eve, that motivated Lawrence Warunge who allegedly killed his family of 5 in Kiambu County. This placed the two subjects also at the top of the list.

    Also in the trending topics was the term "Minister for Water in Sudan, in reference to Mabior Garang who is known for his casual dressing style despite being the former minister in charge of Water Affairs in South Sudan.

    Here is the list of trending topics in Kenya:

    Trending Personalities Searches:

    • Mighty Salim
    • Larry King
    • Jack Ma
    • Museveni
    • Lawrence Warunge
    • Thomas Tuchel
    • Lori Harvey
    • Simeon Nyachae
    • Amanda Gorman
    • Lady Gaga

    Top Trending Searches for January 2021:

    • Uganda Elections
    • FA Cup
    • Mpesa Charges 2021
    • KWS Shortlisted Candidates
    • Killing Eve
    • Georgia Election Results
    • EPL Table 2021
    • Trump Impeachment
    • Minister of Water Affairs in Sudan
    • KDF Recruitment 2021 Dates
    A file image of former Cabinet Minister Simeon Nyachae.
    A file image of former Cabinet Minister Simeon Nyachae.