The Year 2013 Top Searched Trends and Events in Kenya

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It is that time of the year that most will look back admire or curse all that happened in the year 2013. And there is no better reminder than the Google’s annual Year End Zeitgeist. The Zeitgeist  offers a unique perspective on the year’s major events and hottest trends based on searches conducted in Kenya.

Below are the trends of 2013

 Top Trending Queries

1. Daily post

2. IEBC

3. Westgate

4. Uhuru Kenyatta

5. OLX

6. Government Human Resource in Information System (GHRIS)

7. Mutula Kilonzo

8. NTV Live

9.  KCPE results 2012

10. Standard Digital

Top Trending People

1. Uhuru Kenyatta

2. Paul Walker

3. Mutula Kilonzo

4. Samantha Lewthwaite

5. Kethi Kilonzo

6. Lucy Kibaki

7. Nelson Mandela

8. Rachel Shebesh

9. Ruhila Adatia

10. Goldie Harvey

 Top trending TV shows

1. Citizen TV Live

2. NTV Live

3. Jicho Pevu

4. Abyss of Passion

5. Amor Bravio

6. Shackles of Doom

7. Power of Destiny

8. Tujuane

9. Punar Vivah

10. La Fuerza del Destino

 Top Trending Events

1. IEBC results

2. Westgate attack

3. KCSE 2012 results

4. Teachers’ strike

5. KCPE 2012 results

6. JKIA fire

7. CORD petition

8. Kidero slaps Shebesh

9. Kenya presidential debate

10. Emmy Kosgei wedding

Top Searched New Sites

1. Daily Nation

2. Daily Post

3. Goal.com

4. Standard Newspaper

5. The Star

6. Nairobi Wire

7. BBC News

8. Standard Digital

9. Nation.co.ke

10. Citizen TV

 Top Searched TV shows

1. Jicho Pevu

2. Abyss of Passion

3. Big Brother Africa

4. Game of Thrones

5. Tujuane

6. Churchill Show

7. Suits

8. Power of Destiny (La Fuerza del Destino

9. XYZ show

10. Soy Tu Duena

Top searched applications

1.  Whatsapp

2.  Google Maps

3.  Skype

4.  LinkedIn

5.  Instagram

6. Currency Converter

7. Dropbox

8. Viber

9. Adobe Reader

10 Nimbuzz

 Top searched events

1.       KRA

2.       IEBC results

3.       Westgate

4.       Safaricom Live

5.       Nelson Mandela

6.       Big Brother Africa

7.       KCSE results

8.       Premier League

9.       KNEC registration

10.   Teachers’ Strike

 Top searched people

1.       Raila Odinga

2.       Uhuru Kenyatta

3.       Caroline Mutoko

4.       William Ruto

5.       Churchill

6.       Sonko

7.       Emmy Kosgei

8.       Mutula Kilonzo

9.       Rachel Shebesh

10.   Evans Kidero

 How To?

1. Kiss

2. Pray

3. Abort

4. Swim

5. Love

6. Hack

7. Meditate

8. Invest

9. Seduce

10. Romance

What is?

1.       Love

2.       Illuminati

3.       Internet

4.       Biology

5.       Management

6.       Communication

7.       Development

8.       Marketing

9.       Research

10.   Halloween

What is? (Technology)

1. Wi-Fi

2. Linkedin

3. BBM

4. Mpesa

5. Extranet

6. Faiba

7. Email

8. Android

9. Computer

10. MMS

What is? (Health/Medicine)

1. Ovulation

2. Stress

3. Nutrition

4.  Hernia

5. Viagra

6. Cancer

7. HIV

8. Diabetes

9. Autism

10. Acne

What is? (Political Realm)

1. Devolution

2. Policy

3. Democracy

4. Revolution

5. Obamacare

6. Security

7. Nomination

8. BVR

9. Gubernatorial

10. County

To see more information about Google Zeitgeist across the globe, use interactive data visualizations,visit google.com/zeitgeist.

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Kennedy Kachwanya
Lead Blogger at Kachwanya.com
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