This Is Kenya’s Most Trending Personality List For 2015

The late Fidel Odinga, a prominent businessman and son of former Prime Minister Raila Odinga was the most trending search on google in Kenya this year. Fidel was also the most trending search under ‘People we lost in 2015’ after he passed away, in January, and the number one most trending Kenyan personality.

Google has released the annual Year In Search 2015, which uncovers searches and questions that drove Kenyans online throughout the year.

 The late Fidel Odinga topped the trending Kenyan personalities list while Gloria Muliro was second. Third on the list was businessman, Paul Kobia, who drove Kenyans to search following his arrest by police after he claimed that he knew who and what had killed Raila Odinga’s son, Fidel Odinga..The late George Muchai, who served as Kabete Member of Parliament (MP), was fourth on the list after he was gunned down in Nairobi, while the late Nana Gichuru – a well-known actress and blogger who died in a tragic car accident – was number five. Other trending personalities include: Dr. Auma Obama – half sister to U.S President Barack Obama; the late Murimi wa Kahalf – popularly known for his hit song “Ino Ni Momo”; Dr. Mugo wa Wairimu, alias James Mugo Ndichu, who is accused of allegedly sedating and raping women in his clinic; senior reporter Jackie Maribe after rumors of her love affair with top Kenyan comedian Eric Omondi and Neno Evangelism preacher – Pastor James Maina Ng’ang’a after he was allegedly accused of causing fatal accident along Nairobi-Nakuru highway.

2015 was also the year Kenya and the world bid farewell to some of its most dynamic personalities and the late Fidel Odinga was the most trending personality among ‘People we lost in 2015’

This year’s most trending searches were, for the most part, driven by events and personalities. See below:

Trending events

President Obama visit

Pope Francis visit

Garissa University attack

Teachers Strike

Mayweather vs Pacquiao

Beatification of Sister Nyaatha

Tanzania Elections

Paris Attacks

Blood moon

COPA America

Most Trending general searches

Fidel Odinga



Pope Francis

Lamar Odom

Garissa Attack

Teachers strike

The Beast


Copa America

Most Trending Kenyan personalities

Fidel Odinga

Gloria Muliro

Paul Kobia

George Muchai

Nana Gichuru

Auma Obama

Murimi wa Kahalf

Mugo wa Wairimu

Jackie Marimbe

Pastor Nganga

Trending People we lost in 2015

Fidel Odinga

Muna Obiekwe

Bobbi Kristina

George Muchai

Nana Gichuru

Murimi wa Kahalf

Grace Ogot

Mzee Ojwang

Kimani Maruge

Jonah Lomu

Most Trending Music




Classic man

Hotline Bling

See you again

Trap Queen

Nae Nae

Bad Blood

One Last time

Most trending ‘What is’ general searches

What is xenophobia

What is beatification

What is poverty

What is POTUS

What is Ebola

What is climate change

What is ISIS

What is Eurobond

What is teenage pregnancy

What is the beast

Most trending ‘How to’ general searches

How to play lotto

How to lose belly fat

How to download a youtube video

How to okoa stima

How to write a formal letter

How to practice typing on a computer

How to pray with the rosary

How to bet

How to convert pdf to word

How to bake a simple cake

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