Sukari by Zuchu, ‘How to find love’ tops google searches

The annual year’s top trending Google searches is out. The list is what Kenyans have searched for, for over a sustained period in 2021.

The lists range from overall global stories to local top 10 lists of trending topics across sports, music, lifestyle, personalities, news, and more, on “how-to” and “What is?” queries’.

In the“how to” trending category, “How to find true love” topped the trending search queries while “how to check KCPE and KCSE results came second and third respectively. Kenyans also searched how to register for NHIF via MPESA. Other queries were “how to apply for Kazi Mtaani”, “how to write an application letter”, “how to write a CV”, how to buy tokens and “how to style” braids.

The top trending lyrics reveal Kenyans’ appetite for Tanzanian and Nigerian songs where search for Tanzanian songstress Zuchu’s hitsong ‘Sukari’ lyrics came first followed by lyrics from Nigeria’s Joseph Akinwale Akinfenwa-Donus aka’ Joeboy’s hitsong ‘Alcohol’ and another Tanzanian Bongo artist Diamond Platinumz whose ‘Naanzaje’ hit attracted the third highest number of searches. Other hitsongs whose lyrics were sought were Ndovu ni Kuu by Kenya’s Boutross Munene and Khaligraph Jones.At position five was Baikoko by Diamond Platinumz with the hitsong ‘Hapo Tu’ by Nyashinski featuring Chris Kaiga, Amazing Grace. Jireh, Love and Nwantiti follow in that order.

In the local trending personalities, Mukhisa Kituyi was the top trending search personality. The former secretary general for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) declared his intention to vie for the presidency. He was also accused of assault and reported to the police in Mombasa. In second position was retired President Mwai Kibaki who celebrated his 90th birthday last November with Martha Koome in the third position after she was appointed Kenya’s first female Chief Justice. Eliud Kipchoge’s name search came fourth as he won a gold medal in the Tokyo Olympics marathon.

Other local personalities who emerged in the list in numerical order are Deputy President William Ruto, Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua, former Attorney General Charles Njonjo, Dagoretti South MP Simba Arati, Africa’s fastest man in men’s 100m race Ferdinand Omanyala, and Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria.

In the trending Global Personalities category, Bobi Wine, Uganda’s opposition leader was the top trending personality, followed by Joe Biden, who was elected as the 46th US President. Sports journalist Fabrizio Romano, who specialises in football transfers was the third trending personality. Other global personalities included Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni, Alibaba Founder Jack Ma, US Vice President Kamala Harris, British model Naomi Campbell, Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu, former President of South Africa Jacob Zuma, and American poet Amanda Gorman.

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

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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

How to apply for Census job tops June Google search trend 

Google Search Trends that indicate search patterns over a period of time reveals that for the month of June, the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) was the trending item in Google Search Trends. The football tournament that is organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) is being hosted by Egypt and for the first time in 15 years Kenya’s Harambee Stars have qualified for the tournament.

 

Second in the top ten searches was the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. The international football championship is contested by 24 women’s national teams representing member associations of FIFA, and is the eighth edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup. The tournament is taking place in France between 7 June and 7 July 2019, with matches staged in nine cities.

 

Coming in third in the monthly searches was the fire that took place at Malik Heights building along Ngong Road, Nairobi destroying over 69 vehicles worth Sh600 million. CCTV footage at the premise showed the image of a man, who was later identified as a former employee holding a jerrican and sprinkling what was believed to be petrol before lighting the fire.

 

With the deadline for filing 2018 taxes in June, the fourth query by Kenyans this month was the KRA Portal, the fifth query was KNBS Census, the Kenya National Bureau Statistics (KNBS) will conduct the 2019 Kenya Population and Housing Census and Kenyans rush to apply for the available contract jobs during this time. According to KNBS, this year’s census recruitment scheduled for between June 11 and June 24 will hire over 164,000 Kenyans.

 

At number six was Father’s Day, commemorated on Sunday 16th June. Millions of Kenyans were looking up different special ways to honor and celebrate the men and fathers in their lives. At number seven was the Google Doodle on the 12th of June in celebration of the late Dr. Margaret Ogola.  She was an activist, doctor and award winning author, of the novel, The River and the Source and its sequel, I Swear by Apollo. The River and the Source follows four generations of Kenyan women in a rapidly changing country and society.

 

The eighth top search was Nairobi women representative, Esther Passaris. Kenyans went online to search for her after the Nairobi governor Mike Sonko, claimed she was telling people that he does not answer her phone calls. This caused a feud between the two leaders that began during the Madaraka Day celebration.

 

The ninth top search was Ebola, as it was reported that there has been a suspected Ebola case in Kericho and this sent Kenyans online. At number ten on the searches was the new Kenyan currency that was launched by President Uhuru Kenyatta during the 56th Madaraka Day celebrations in Narok on June 1, 2019. Kenyans went online to see the designs of the new currency and to learn how to spot counterfeit notes.

 

In the ‘How to’ category, the most trending search was, How to apply for census jobs -a query that is recurring with the 2019 census fast approaching with a promise of 164,000 new job opportunities for Kenyans,  while How to apply for a green card also featured in the searches, as people went online to find out the newly added terms and conditions that the process involved. Kenyans also searched How  to pay Tala loan showing how many Kenyans are looking for mobile loans; how to check CRB status which shows an increase in awareness levels amongst Kenyans who want to adhere to regulations and avoid getting listed. How to pay KPLC token and how to kiss.

 

Most Trending General Searches

 

1. Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON)

2. Women’s World Cup

3. Malik Heights

4. KRA Portal

5. KNBS Census

6. Father’s Day

7. Margaret Ogola

8. Esther Passaris

9. Ebola

10. New Kenyan Currency

 

Most Trending “How to” searches

1. How to apply for census

2. How to apply for census jobs 2019 in kenya

3. How to write an application letter for census

4. How to apply for census 2019

5. How to write a cover letter

6. How to apply for a green card

7. How to pay tala loan

8. How to check crb status

9. How to pay kplc token

10. How to kiss

Google could increase the risk of dementia – warns expert

Google could increase the risk of dementia, an expert has warned.

Professor Frank Gunn-Moore, director of research for the School of Biology at the University of St Andrews, believes people ‘outsource [their] brain to the internet’ rather than using their memory to recall facts.

He adds people are performing a dementia ‘experiment’ on themselves as they increasingly rely on the internet for information rather than using their brains.

Professor Gunn-Moore added: ‘It’s an experiment the human race is running and we will have to wait and see if this outsourcing affects dementia prevalence.’

Dementia affects around 850,000 people in the UK, with one in 14 over 65s suffering from the condition.

‘We seem to outsource our brain to the internet’ 

Professor Gunn-Moore said: ‘It’s important to promote good brain health and to do that is to use it, but these days we seem to outsource our brain to the internet.

‘If we want to know something, we look it up online rather than trying to recall the information from our memory.

‘It’s an experiment the human race is running and we will have to wait and see if this outsourcing affects dementia prevalence.’

‘A risk factor for the heart is a risk factor for the brain’ 

Yet, despite Professor Gunn-Moore’s concerns, he adds hope is on the horizon for a dementia cure.

He said: ‘When I think back 10 years, the strides we have made are amazing.

‘The prevalence of dementia has started to drop but because more of us are living longer, the number continues to go up.

‘There is good evidence that if we live a healthy lifestyle we could get rid of a third of the cases, but we’ve known that about the heart too and we still see a rise in obesity, so it’s a social thing.

‘Simply put, anything that’s a risk factor for the heart is also a risk factor for the brain.’

Professor Gunn-Moore was speaking ahead of the annual Alzheimer Scotland Christmas event in Edinburgh on December 14.