Sharon Otieno, Miguna Miguna most searched on Google


Slain Rongo University Student Sharon Otieno. PHOTO| COURTESY
Slain Rongo University Student Sharon Otieno. PHOTO| COURTESY

In Summary

  • The 2018 World Cup held in Russia in June and July was the most looked for information on the search engine.
  • Kenyans also went online to search for results of the 2018 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exams.
  • Manchester United Chile footballer, Alexis Sanchez, dominated the top 10 searches, as football fans followed news around his speculated departure from Old Trafford and strained relationship with manager, Jose Mourinho.

Sharon Otieno, the Rongo University student who was murdered and and her body dumped in a forest in Homa Bay County was among the top searched personalities in 2018.

The intrigues surrounding Migori Governor Okoth Obado, who admitted to having a relationship with Sharon, also drew curiosity of Kenyans online.

Lawyer Miguna Miguna, who doesn’t shy away from controversial debates, was also a big hit as the focus shifted to him during the JKIA detention saga.

Manchester United’s Alexis Sanchez also dominated the top 10 searches as fans followed news around his speculated departure from Old Trafford and strained relationship with manager Jose Mourinho.

Kenyans also went online to search for results of the 2018 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exams.

Samantha, an interactive sex-doll, was the sixth most-looked-searched for topic in Kenya, as internet users sought information on how it works, looks and its country of manufacture.

Other popular topics (in no particular order) were:

  • 2018 World Cup held in Russia
  • Death of Swedish DJ Avicii
  • Citizen Television journalist Jacque Maribe
  • Black Panther movie
  • Rose Muhando
  • Raila swearing-in
  • Lunar Eclipse
  • Lecturers’ strike
  • Royal Wedding
  • Meghan Markle
  • Bobi Wine
  • Kofi Annan

Top Trending “How To?s were: How to file nil returns?, How to check KCPE results?, How to file KRA returns?, How to get pregnant?

Top Trending “What is?”: What is lunar eclipse?, What is Samantha?, What is the Blue Economy?, What is sex?, What is riparian land?, What is Halloween?

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