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

WHERE ARE THEY NOW? 6 Former TV Queens We Would Love To See Back On Our Local Screens (PHOTOS)

The Kenyan media fraternity has over the years grown to become one of the  most influential in East Africa.

But you have to agree with me that what makes a good media house or showbiz company is not just a name or content, but also the personalities and the faces gracing our screens.

Everyone would want to tune into a TV station to look at a beautiful news anchor or TV host, basically, one who’s appealing to the eye.

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Some of the most reputable and gorgeous female media personalities in Kenya at the moment include; Lilian Muli, Janet Mbugua, Sophia Wanuna, Betty Kyallo, Lulu Hassan, Victoria Rubadiri just to mention a few.

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But before all these new anchors came to the limelight, there were other personalities, who were dearly loved but are nowhere to be seen now.

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How about we list down some of these former female TV queens, whom I’m sure people miss dearly and wouldn’t mind having the back on our screens.

1. Tero Mdee
Namtero Mdee a.k.a Tero Mdee was one of the first TV hosts for a popular entertainment show, Straight Up, and no doubt, one of the most stunning and classy media personalities back then. She got married to a pastor after moving back to her home country Tanzania. She’s sister to renowned Bongo singer Vanessa Mdee.

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2. Esther Arunga
Her warm smile and breathtaking beauty made her a favourite of many during her TV days on KTN. Sadly, she quit and got married,eventually making her way into the political scene after being swayed by one Quincy Timberlake. She later moved to Australia with him and gave birth to two kids, but sadly, one son passed away.

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3. Catherine Kasavuli
Every woman wants to age gracefully like this renowned media personality, who worked until her retirement dayto without looking a day older. Kasavuli was known for her mellow and magnificent voice and stellar presentation skills that saw her become the top female personality in the TV industry.

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4. Beatrice Marshall
She was one of the faces that resonated well with the Kenyan media scene during her news anchoring days at KTN, giving it an edge over the rest with a very admirable profile and approach to news and features. Beatrice Marshall is still a prominent news anchor and last I checked she was hosting political shows at CCTV.

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5. Sophie Ikenye
Looking at her was a breath of fresh air and there’s no doubt that Sophie Ikenye was one of the most budding TV personalities in Kenya. When Sophie walked into the studio, one found it hard to look away and had one of the most impeccable voices on TV. The lovely Sophie Ikenye is currently working at BBC, London.

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6. Winnie Mukami
You probably remember her from her signature Bob haircut, which was a big deal back in the day. Winnie Mukami was a news anchor at NTV & KBC but she’s currently working at a PR firm, Winners Frontiers International as a director after being retrenched from NTV. Mukami always exuded courage and confidence during her live broadcasts and was an ever smiling presenter.

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