Just last week, curvaceous media girl Grace Msalame took to social media to shower NASA Flagbearer Raila Odinga with praises after he said that if elected, his government was going to take care of single mothers. Continue reading “Aki Ya Mama! Kenyans Go Ham On Grace Msalame After She ‘Ditched’ Raila For Uhuru”
Former NTV news anchor and cancer warrior Janet Kanini’s death was the most searched, according to Google Search Trends for April in Kenya.
The renowned media personality passed away on the 1st of April 2017, after battling lung cancer for almost a year, leaving behind two children and a husband.
Coming second on the Google Search was IEBC jobs after thousands of jobs were advertised online as we near the election date on the 8th of August 2017.
Being the football season, the third search was about football. Real Madrid Vs. Barcelona was the trending search under Spanish La Liga while Chelsea Vs. Tottenham, Arsenal Vs. Manchester City, were some of the dominant searches under Barclays Premier and Champions Leagues.
Interestingly, Jubilee nominations where the fourth on the search list.
With May being the month of Burger Festival, top restaurants in Kenya took the fifth place with the culture of eating out becoming popular in the last few months.
Back in April, the government of Kenya launched a web portal, where they have documented all the projects they have launched since 2013; www.delivery.go.ke, which took the sixth place on Google Search.
Top comedian Ayeiya real name, Emmanuel Makori, who passed away after a grisly car crush mid April, was also among the most searched, as people went online to find out more about him, taking the seventh spot on the searches.
Other trending searches included the Kiambu Nominations where Ferdinand Waititu defeated the incumbent Governor William Kabogo and TSC Tpad (Teacher Performance Appraisal and Development) a performance appraisal programme for teachers and 30,000 school heads.
On the ‘Trending How to’ category, the most trending search was, “How to download music” while “How to buy Airtel airtime on Mpesa” came second.
Coming third was “How to make slime” which is a safer homemade plasticine-like material that can be made for use as a toy. “How to make Chapati” came fourth while “How to Kiss a Girl” and ‘How to Okoa Stima” took fifth and sixth positions respectively.
Check out the full list of the most searched trends on Google Search below.
Top Ten Trending Searches
Football Results (EPL-Arsenal, Man United, Chelsea, Leicester) (La-Liga: Real Madrid,
Top Restaurants nearby
Trending ‘How To’ Searches
How to download music
How to buy Airtel airtime from Mpesa
How to make slime
How to cook Chapati
How to kiss a Girl
How to Okoa Stima
How to write a cover letter
How to pray
21st December 2016, marked a very special day for Kenya’s second in command, Honourable William Ruto.
Deputy President William Ruto was celebrating a new chapter in his life in style after turning 50 years. He was born on December 21st 1966 in Kamagut, Uasin Gishu County to Daniel Cheruiyot and Sarah Cheruiyot.
President Uhuru Kenyatta took to his Facebook page to wish his ‘brother’ ‘Friend’ as well as ‘Able Deputy’ a happy birthday alongside photos of him enjoying some cake with staff and friends among them local leaders.
Join me in wishing my brother, friend and able Deputy a happy 50th Birthday. May you ever remain “strong in will, to strive, to seek, to find and not to yield”. God’s blessings always! The post read.
Check the photos below;
Ruto attended Kerotet Primary School then Wareng Secondary School for his Ordinary Levels education before proceeding to Kapsabet Boys, Nandi for his Advanced Levels.
He then went on to receive a BSc (Botany and Zoology) from the University of Nairobi, graduating in 1990. He was also a member of Christian Union where he served as Chairman.
What many don’t really know about him is that he was ranked the best student in his class.
Happy belated birthday Deputy!
Nairobi senator Mike Sonko has been condemned for saying he is the “acting president” after disrupting a funeral in Machakos on October 14,2016. Continue reading “Kenyans Respond To Mike Sonko Claiming To Be Acting President”
The ever outspoken Nairobi senator, Mike Sonko, on Friday disrupted a funeral service shouting that he was the acting president of Kenya.
Sonko went to the funeral of Dolamu Oduwole, husband to Machakos governor hopeful Wavinya Ndeti who died after his blood pressure shot up.
“Rais Uhuru is in Togo, DP William Ruto ako France I am number three in command politically and socially. I am now the acting president of the republic of Kenya,” he said.
“All these police officers and vehicles you see are here because am now the acting President.”
Sonko who was asked to wind up his speech after talking for more than 10 minutes began shouting to the master of ceremony telling him to leave him alone.
The seemingly angered Sonko then walked towards the MC and tried to throw a punch warning him not to switch off his microphone.
“You can’t do that to me. When Raila was talking no one disrupted him,” he said.
“Hapana shika mimi…Taka taka gasia nyinyi. Wasituletee Kwendeni kabisa huko.” Loosely translated to (do not touch me, you are garbage, don’t dare us, get out of here. Get out.)
After a while, the Nairobi governor aspirant was asked to read the speech of president Uhuru Kenyatta but when he began, the crowd started shouting and murmuring.
“Unadhani hapa ni Jubilee” ‘Kwenda huko” others were heard shouting as people started leaving the arena.
His behavior compelled Cord leader Raila Odinga who was present during the service to leave accompanied by his bodyguards.
Earlier on, Raila who spoke to the crowd assured them that there would not be politics in the funeral.
“We came for a burial. But you can see Kalonzo is here, Wetang’ula is here and myself. We are together. It is the media spreading rumors that Cord will split,” said Raila.
Raila termed reports that Kalonzo and Wetang’ula will break from the coalition as rumours.
“They say Wetang’ula will leave, that Kalonzo will also go and that Raila will go it alone. All these are rumours,” he added.
The jubilee government marked two year since they came to power on the 9th of April. Unfortunately it came days after Kenyans were mourning the death of 147 people most of them students, a security guard and policemen who were killed at the Garissa University college.
The government that came to power with loads of promises has faced various challenges and security is at the top of the list.
With the 2year celebration came the government sponsored hashtag #2yearsofsucess to inform on the progress of the things they had done since coming to power.
However this did not go down well with the Kenyan online fraternity as they thought it was inappropriate given the timing, and so a war of words ensued. The hashtag was countered by #2yearsoffailure and a bashing of the #2yearsofsuccess.
Here are some of the opinions expressed by KOT.
Jubilee MCAs in Nairobi county yesterday said they will not support a motion to impeach Governor Evans Kidero.
Cord MCAs plan to impeach Kidero on grounds that he is not performing and he is disloyal to ODM.
Minority leader Abdi Guyo said, however, Jubilee will seek dialogue to iron out contentious issues.
‘We will not be party to that. We will root for dialogue as President Uhuru has always said. We will not agree to be used as a rubber stamp,” he told the Star on the phone yesterday.
Karen MCA David Mberia said once the assembly reconvenes on Tuesday, they will table an impeachment motion against Kidero.
“Kidero has done nothing for the county. When the Lang’ata Road Primary School land was grabbed, the governor kept mum and only spoke after everybody else had spoken,” he said.
“Kidero is actually disinterested in serving Nairobians and it’s time we got serious as MCAs and removed him from office.”
Last week, majority leader Elias Otieno, a close ally of Kidero, asked him to resign from ODM and seek reelection on a different party ticket.
Kidero supports Philip Okundi of Maendeleo Democratic Party against Moses Kajwang’ of ODM in the Homa Bay senator by-election to be held on Thursday next week.
Guyo said, however, Kidero is free to support whoever he wants in Homa Bay.
The Jubilee coalition has agreed to sponsor a motion in parliament seeking to withdraw Kenya as a member of the Rome Statute.
Addressing the press at an ongoing retreat of Jubilee members in a Naivasha hotel, the Mps and Senators agreed to sponsor two private bills over the ICC.
According to leader of the majority Aden Duale, the process of pulling Kenya out of the ICC has kicked off. “It’s now clear that the ICC is a political court and we have embarked on the process of pulling Kenya out of this process,” he said.
Duale said the move would not affect the ongoing case against deputy President William Ruto and his co-accused, journalist Joshua Sang
On his part, Senator Kithure Kindiki said that they would stand behind the two as their cases continued in The Hague.
He said that Kenya was a sovereign state which would not be ruled by foreign masters through institutions like the ICC.
“We have given the ICC total co-operation but we have come to learn that this institution is full of lies, injustice and neo-colonialism,” he said.
The leaders however declined to comment on the formation of a Jubilee Alliance Party (JAP) saying that the issue was still under discussion and would be addressed later. Kindike said.