Bob Collymore tops the July Google Search Trends

Google released its report on the most searched for topics in Kenya. At the top was no surprise Google Search trends with the death of Bob Collymore was the number one trending topic in the month of July.

The Guyanese-born British businessman served as the CEO at Safaricom PLC for 9 years before succumbing to cancer on the morning of 1st July 2019. Collymore’s death came almost a year after he openly spoke out about his illness, he died of acute myeloid leukemia and left behind his wife Wambui Kamiru and four children.

juliani and collymore at wedding
juliani and collymore at wedding

The third trending item this month was the death of Kibra Member of Parliament Ken Okoth. Okoth died at The Nairobi Hospital after a long battle with colon cancer. The MP was receiving treatment in Paris and returned home two weeks before his demise. The 41 year old leaves behind his wife, Monica Okoth.

Ken Okoth and his wife
Ken Okoth and his wife

Former KTN news anchor Esther Arunga was the fourth trending item after she was sentenced to 10months jail probation in a case involving the death of her son. Arunga is said to have lied about the circumstances under which her son suffered fatal injuries at a family home where she lived with her husband, Quincy Timberlake, in Brisbane, Australia, in June 2014.

Esther Arunga with Quincy Timberlake
Esther Arunga with Quincy Timberlake in the past

The fifth trending item this month was the FaceApp application. FaceApp is a free app on both the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store with an age filter that makes people in photos look much older.

Below are the top trending searches according to the Google search trends. They are;

Trending Searches

Bob Collymore

Everton vs Kariobangi Sharks

Ken Okoth

Esther Arunga


Vera Sidika New Look


Waiguru Wedding

Sodium Metabisulfite

AFCON Finals

Trending Personalities

Bob Collymore

Ukur Yatani

Ken Okoth

Esther Arunga

Cameron Boyce

Wambui Kamiru

Henry Rotich

Dennis Itumbi

Micheal Joseph

Joe Kadenge



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