President Pombe Magufuli and Winnie Mukami among the top Google search in March

Kenya-Egypt soccer match, former Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli and the AstraZeneca vaccine dominated Google Search queries in March 2021.
Kenyans’ love for football reigned supreme throughout the month as they closely followed the national team and the European football leagues.
Kenya versus Egypt match topped March Search trends as Kenyans showed patriotism following the national team, Harambee Stars’ match against Egypt’s The Pharaohs in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
Kenyans were keen to secure a win that would have restored hopes of the Harambee Stars qualifying for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations.

Second, on the trending list was fallen Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli.
Speculation was rife for about a week that he had been flown to Kenya while seriously unwell and admitted at a Nairobi hospital.
Journalist Winnie Mukami and former President Mwai Kibaki emerged at numbers 3 and 4 respectively on the trending list.
Winnie succumbed to COVID-19 related complications with Kenyans
turning to Google Search for information about her life and career journey. Kenyans also searched for former President Mwai Kibaki as an online debate ensued about who, between him and the current president, is the best.
The Champions League draw emerged as the fifth most searched query by Kenyans seeking information about their favourite teams and how they were paired to face each other in the quarter-finals.

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The draw also emerged as the third trending search query by Nigerians. The sixth trending search query, ‘Uhuru’s speech today’ led Kenyans to want to know the details of the new COVID-19 containment measures imposed by the president during his fourteenth and fifteenth
addresses on 12 and 26 March respectively.
The Manchester United versus AC Milan match was the seventh trending Search query in March as Kenyan football lovers followed to know which team would win and proceed to the quarter-finals of the
Champions League.
Both South Africans and Nigerians also searched for this game, making it the seventh trending query in South Africa and eighth in Nigeria.
Kenyans also turned to Search seeking information on the effectiveness of the AstraZeneca vaccine after it was rolled out in the country, making it the eighth trending search query.

30 Oct 2015, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania --- Tanzania's President elect John Pombe Magufuli addresses members of the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi Party (CCM) at the party's sub-head office on Lumumba road in Dar es Salaam, October 30, 2015. Tanzania's ruling party candidate, John Magufuli, was declared winner on Thursday of a presidential election, after the national electoral body dismissed opposition complaints about the process and a demand for a recount. The election has been the most hotly contested race in the more than half a century of rule by the Chama Cha Mapinduzi Party, which fielded Magufuli, 56, a minister for public works. REUTERS/Sadi Said --- Image by © SADI SAID/Reuters/Corbis
Endometriosis emerged as the ninth trending query as Kenyans turned online to get information about it.
This comes as March is recognised as Endometriosis Awareness Month and aims to raise awareness on the magnitude of the condition.
English Premier League games also dominated the trending list with the
Manchester City versus Southampton match closing the top 10 trending searches by Kenyans in March.
Other league games that also trended include Burnley versus Arsenal, Arsenal versus Tottenham, and West Ham versus Arsenal.
Below are the rest of March Search Trends for Kenya
1. Kenya vs Egypt
2. John Pombe Magufuli
3. Winnie Mukami
4. Mwai Kibaki
5. Champions League draw
6. Uhuru speech today
7. Man United vs Milan
8. AstraZeneca vaccine
9. Endometriosis

Tanzanian President Magufuli PARDONS father and son who raped 10 primary schoolgirls

Tanzania’s president has pardoned a father and son who raped 10 primary schoolgirls, it has emerged.

John Magufuli sparked anger among children’s rights activists after announcing the decision in his independence day speech on Saturday.

Singer Nguza Viking, also known as Babu Seya, and his son Johnson Nguza, known as Papii Kocha, were sentenced to life in prison for raping 10 girls in 2003 aged between six and eight.

babu seya na papii kocha

They were primary school pupils in the Tanzanian city Dar es Salaam, the BBC reports.

But during his speech, Magufuli pardoned both men and they were released the same day after 13 years in jail.

According to local media, crowds cheered the men as they were released from prison.

The decision has left one children’s charity in eastern Tanzania ‘horrified’.

Director of the Arusha-based Community for Children Rights, Kate McAlpine, told the BBC that the move showed Magufuli had a ‘lack of understanding about violence against children’.

She added that it was ‘extremely rare for child rape cases to get to court in Tanzania’.

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