How to find true love, BBI ruling, Colonoscopy, Omanyala top Kenya’s 2021 Google searches

How to find true love, BBI ruling, Colonoscopy, Omanyala top Kenya’s 2021 Google searches

The logo for Google LLC is seen at their office in Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S., November 17, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

  • The English Premier League topped the general trending searches as it has in the past several years.
  • Former UNCTAD Secretary General Mukhisa Kituyi was the top trending local personality after declaring his 2022 presidential candidature.
  • Bobi Wine topped in the trending Global Personalities category, followed by U.S President Joe Biden and sports journalist Fabrizio Romano.

Google on Wednesday released the 2021 top searches for Kenya, revealing just how eager a majority of Kenyans are for emotional connection as ‘how to find true love’ topped the queries that had the most spike throughout the year in the ‘how-to’ category.

BBI ruling was among the top trending searches in general while colonoscopy was in the Trending Health category and Omanyala among the Trending Local personalities.

The lists, Google said in a statement to newsrooms, range from overall global stories to local top 10 lists of trending topics across sports, music, lifestyle, personalities, news, as well as ‘how-to’ and ‘what is’ queries.

The English Premier League topped the general trending searches as it has in the past several years, showing Kenyans’ love for football. The second was Uganda elections that was won by President Yoweri Museveni amid fierce competition from musician-turned-politician Bobi Wine.

Third in the list of general trending searches was Kiambaa by-election results that pit President Uhuru Kenyatta’s ruling Jubilee Party against his deputy William Ruto’s then newly formed UDA party, while fourth was IEBC and Kazi Mtaani closed out the top five.

Former UNCTAD Secretary General Mukhisa Kituyi was the top trending local personality after declaring his 2022 presidential candidature and later on facing assault allegations in Mombasa.

Retired President Mwai Kibaki came second as he celebrated his 90th birthday in November, while Kenya’s first female Chief Justice Martha Koome came in third.

Athletics great Eliud Kipchoge came fourth as he won a gold medal in the Tokyo Olympics marathon, followed by Deputy President William Ruto in fifth place.

Bobi Wine topped in the trending Global Personalities category, followed by U.S President Joe Biden and sports journalist Fabrizio Romano who specialises in football transfers.

COVID-19 Registry was the top trending search query in the health category followed by AstraZeneca Vaccine and Chanjo Kenya.

Below are the full lists of Top 10 Trending Searches by Kenyans in 2021:

Trending - General

1.       EPL

2.       Uganda Elections

3.       Kiambaa By-Election Results

4.       IEBC

5.       Kazi Mtaani Application

6.       BBI Ruling

7.       KDF Recruitment 2021

8.       SGR Booking

9.       Pandora Papers

10.    Afghanistan

 Trending Local Personalities

1.       Mukhisa Kituyi

2.       Mwai Kibaki

3.       Martha Koome

4.       Eliud Kipchoge

5.       Deputy President William Ruto

6.       Alfred Mutua

7.       Charles Njonjo

8.       Simba Arati

9.       Omanyala

10.    Moses Kuria

 Trending Health

1.       COVID-19 Registry

2.       AstraZeneca Vaccine

3.       Chanjo Kenya

4.       Moderna Vaccine

5.       KMTC

6.       Colonoscopy

7.       Signs of COVID-19

8.       Bipolar Disorder

9.       Glaucoma

10.    Autism

Trending Global Personalities

1.       Bobi Wine

2.       Joe Biden

3.       Fabrizio Romano

4.       Museveni

5.       Jack Ma

6.       Kamala Harris

7.       Naomi Campbell

8.       Samia Suluhu

9.       Jacob Zuma

10.    Amanda Gorman

Trending Loss

1.       Magufuli

2.       Chris Kirubi

3.       DMX

4.       TB Joshua

5.       Jakoyo Midiwo

6.       Prince Philip

7.       Simeon Nyachae

8.       Kalembe Ndile

9.       Yusuf Haji

10.    Bunny Wailer

Trending Sports

1.       EPL

2.       Euro 2020

3.       La Liga Table

4.       Serie A Table

5.       Champions League

6.       Paralympics

7.       Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

8.       Europa League

9.       Pakakumi

10.    Bundesliga Table

Trending Movies & TV Shows

1.       Squid Game

2.       Zora

3.       Red Notice

4.       Black Widow

5.       Killing Eve

6.       Coming to America

7.       Snake Eyes

8.       Lupin

9.       Army of the Dead

10.    Mortal Kombat

Trending How to (General)

1.       How to find true love?

2.       How to check KCPE results online

3.       How to check KCSE results

4.       How to pay NHIF via Mpesa

5.       How to reverse Mpesa

6.       How to apply Kazi Mtaani

7.       How to write an application letter

8.       How to write a CV

9.       How to buy tokens

10.    How to style braids

Trending How To  (Tech)

1.       How to open pdf file

2.       How to open null file

3.       How to open apk file

4.       How to open docx file

5.       How to open bin file

6.       How to check NHIF status

7.       How to hack a WiFi password

8.       How to open zip file

9.       How to open mp3 file

10.    How to download videos from YouTube

Trending Lyrics

1.       ‘Sukari’ Lyrics

2.       ‘Alcohol’ Lyrics

3.       ‘Naanzaje’ Lyrics

4.       ‘Ndovu Ni Kuu’ Lyrics

5.       ‘Baikoko’ Lyrics

6.       ‘Hapo Tu’ Lyrics

7.       ‘Amazing Grace’ Lyrics

8.       ‘Jireh’ Lyrics

9.       ‘Love Nwantiti’ Lyrics

10.    ‘Zuchu Sukari’ Lyrics

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