Top 10 Election Questions Kenyans Searched on Google

  • From Top left: Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga, George Wajackoyah, David Mwaure and Deputy President William Ruto.
    From Top left: Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga, George Wajackoyah, David Mwaure and Deputy President William Ruto.
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  • Global search engine, Google, has revealed that the winner of the August 9 polls was the most searched question on the platform.

    In a statement dated Saturday, August 6, Google revealed that online users sought to know who among the four presidential candidates - Deputy President William Ruto, former Prime minister Raila Odinga, David Mwaure and George Wajackoyah - would win the presidential vote.

    The possibility of Raila winning the polls came in second as the most searched question on the search engine.

    Raila Odinga and his running mate, Martha Karua arrive in Taita Taveta on Tuesday, July 12, 2022
    Raila Odinga and his running mate, Martha Karua arrive in Taita Taveta on Tuesday, July 12, 2022
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    Other searched topics surrounded the election date, the start and end date of official campaigns.

    Most notably, the 2013 General Election also emerged among the most searched questions including the duration it will take for the president-elect to be sworn in.

    In regard to the candidates, Agano Party presidential candidate - David Mwaure - was the most trending candidate in the last month. His party also topped in search interest.

    "The trends also show that Kenyans went online to keep tabs on political parties and their respective presidential candidates. David Mwaure Waihiga emerged as the leading trending candidate, which means there was a higher spike in searches compared to the others, followed by William Ruto, Raila Odinga and George Wajackoyah.

    "Trending searches are the searches that had the highest amount of traffic over a specific period," read the statement in part.

    Below are some of the top searched questions and parties in the polls;

    Top Questions

    Who will win the 2022 election in Kenya?

    Will Raila win the 2022 election?

    How many days to the election in Kenya?

    When is the election in Kenya?

    Who is likely to be the president of Kenya in 2022

    When will the campaign end for the 2022 election?

    Who is in charge of elections in a polling station in Kenya?

    When will the campaign start for the 2022 election?

    How long after the election is the president sworn in?

    When was the 2013 general election held?

    Top Searched Candidates 

    William Ruto - 63 per cent

    Raila Odinga - 34 per cent

    George Wajackoyah - 2 per cent

    David Mwaura Waihiga - 1 per cent

    Top Searched Political Parties

    Agano Party - 48 per cent

    Roots Party - 39 per cent

    Azimio la Umoja Party - 9 per cent 

    Kenya Kwanza Party - 4 per cent

    File photo of Kenyans in a queue waiting to cast their vote in a past election.
    File photo of Kenyans in a queue waiting to cast their vote in the 2017 General Election.
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