The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Portal, which was used to display the presidential results in the 2022 General Elections topped the general trending Google searches this year according to the Google Searches 2022 report released today. Kenyans searched for the portal to follow the results as they streamed in from the polling stations as they were eager to know who their next president would be.
Also, Kenyans’ love for football dominated the Trends with World Cup 2022 Fixtures and AFCON emerging the second and third trending general queries. Kenyans sought to know the countries that qualified for both the World Cup and AFCON and how they were paired. They searched to know the fixtures, and results of their favourite teams as they followed the tournaments. Other queries were KNEC Portal which is used to check primary and secondary national results, KUCCPS Portal which are used for university admission applications, and the online social multiplayer game Pakakumi. The top ten list of the general trending searches is closed by Climate Change, COVID-19 Registry, and the Russia Ukraine Conflict.
According to the report, Kenyans looked for information about general elections, movies, education, health, sports, local and global politics. The trending Google Search Trends also reveal top-10 searches on general knowledge information on ‘what is’ and ‘how-to’ queries on health, tech and general issues.
“Google’s 2022 Year in Search lists the moments, people, topics, events, and places that captured Kenyans’ attention during the year. Especially off the back of an election, we saw people come to Google Search to find answers to their biggest questions,” said Sharon Machira, Google’s Communications and Public Affairs Manager in Kenya.
The Trending Local Personalities category was dominated by searches on Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua, Azimio La Umoja Deputy Presidential candidate Martha Karua, Root’s Party presidential flag bearer Professor George Wajackoyah, Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja, Wiper Party Leader Kalonzo Musyoka and Education Cabinet secretary Ezekiel Machogu. Searches were also made on IEBC vice chair Juliana Cherera, IEBC chair Wafula Chebukati, nominated MP Sabina Chege and, 100m and 200m sprinter Ferdinand Omanyala, currently the African record holder and eight fastest man of all-time in the 100 metres after clocking a time of 9.77 on 18 September 2021 in Nairobi.
On the how-to category, Kenyans searched how to update Safaricom line, how to check KCSE results, how to check KCPE results, how to check their polling station online, how to buy KPLC tokens, how to make a marionette, how to register Airtel line, how to make a kite, and how to download form one admission letter.
In the Global Personalities category, Kenyans closely monitored information about Gabriel Jesus, Casemiro, Lisandro Martinez, Putin, Jaden Smith, Simon Leviev, Will Smith, Erik Ten Hag,Rishi Sunak and Raphinha.
In the trending loss, the death of local and global personalities saw Kenyans seek more information about Queen Elizabeth, Mwai Kibaki, Takeoff, Osinachi Nwachukwu, Paul Gicheru, DJ Lithium, Kevin Samuels, Frank Obegi, Coolio and Ivana Trump. The top trending searches on Sports were AFCON, World Cup, UEFA Nations League, EPL Table, Ballon D'Or, Winter Paralympics, Commonwealth Games Schedule, Carabao Cup, IPL and Community Shield.
- Rigathi: I did not have time to buy new clothes but in three months you will see a difference
- Martha Karua enjoys golf outing during Ruto's inauguration
- Shiv Simani ready to assist Gachagua in his fitness journey
- Martha Karua celebrates 65th birthday in style
The Search results on Movies and TV Shows category show Kenyans closely monitored Tinder Swindler, Zora, Sultana, Jeffrey Dahmer, House of The Dragon, Stranger Things, Black Adam, Wakanda, The Terminal List and Inventing Anna.
In the Health category, Kenyans sought information on how to maintain facial health by controlling the type of food consumed, how to register for COVID vaccine, how to get pregnant fast, how to calculate BMI, how to register NHIF online, how to remove pimples naturally and permanently, how to gain weight in a week, how to treat UTI at home and how to grow hair faster naturally in a week and how to manage stress. Search on the diseases category was on Monkeypox, Swine Flu, Alopecia, Moh Chanjo, Fournier Gangrene and Ramsay Hunt Syndrome.
On the Tech category, many Kenyans looked for information on how to update GB Whatsapp, How to delete a page in word, how to convert word document to pdf, how to clear cache, how to screenshot on Windows 10, how to pin location on Whatsapp, how to cast phone to TV, how to backup Whatsapp chats, how to delete Facebook account and how to download apps on laptop.
In the Music Lyrics category by various artists among them Rush Lyrics, Tushangilie Kenya Lyrics, Sugarcane Remix Lyrics, Girlfriend Lyrics, Calm Down Lyrics, Finesse Lyrics, Overdose Lyrics, Cough By Kizz Daniel Lyrics, For My Hand Lyrics and Love Nwantiti Lyrics.
Below are the full lists of Top 10 Trending Searches by Kenyans in 2022:
Most searched in generalIEBC Portal2. World Cup 2022 Fixtures3. AFCON4. KNEC Portal5. KUCCPS Portal6. Kenya Elections 20227. Pakakumi8. Climate Change9. COVID-19 Registry10. Russia Ukraine Conflict
Most searched local personalitiesRigathi Gachagua2. Martha Karua3. George Wajackoyah4. Johnson Sakaja5. Kalonzo Musyoka6. Ezekiel Machogu7. Juliana Cherera8. Wafula Chebukati9. Sabina Chege10. Ferdinand Omanyala
Most searched global personalitiesGabriel Jesus2. Casemiro3. Lisandro Martinez4. Putin5. Jaden Smith6. Simon Leviev7. Will Smith8. Erik Ten Hag9. Rishi Sunak10. Raphinha
Most searched deathsQueen Elizabeth2. Mwai Kibaki3. Takeoff4. Osinachi Nwachukwu5. Paul Gicheru6. DJ Lithium7. Kevin Samuels8. Frank Obegi9. Coolio10. Ivana Trump
Most searched sportsAFCON2. World Cup3. UEFA Nations League4. EPL Table5. Ballon D'Or6. Winter Paralympics7. Commonwealth Games Schedule8. Carabao Cup9. IPL10. Community Shield
Most searched movies & TV ShowsTinder Swindler2. Zora3. Sultana4. Jeffrey Dahmer5. House Of The Dragon6. Stranger Things7. Black Adam8. Wakanda9. The Terminal List10. Inventing Anna
Most searched "What is"What is innovative gardening?2. What is form 34A?3. What is happening in Ukraine?4. What is NATO?5. What is freemason?6. What is GMO?7. What is state capture?8. What is subsidy?9. What is opaque?10. What is coding?
Most searched "How To" (General)How to update Safaricom line2. How to check KCSE results3. How to check KCPE results4. How to check my polling station online5. How to apply for a passport in Kenya6. How to buy KPLC tokens7. How to make a marionette8. How to register Airtel line9. How to make a kite10. How to download form one admission letter
Most searched "How To" (Health)How to maintain facial health by controlling the type of food consumed2. How to register for COVID vaccine3. How to get pregnant fast4. How to calculate BMI5. How to register NHIF online6. How to remove pimples naturally and permanently7. How to gain weight in a week8. How to treat UTI at home9. How to grow hair faster naturally in a week10. How to make a water filter
Most searched "How To"(Tech)How to update GB Whatsapp2. How to delete a page in word3. How to convert word document to pdf4. How to clear cache5. How to screenshot on Windows 106. How to pin location on Whatsapp7. How to cast phone to TV8. How to backup Whatsapp chats9. How to delete Facebook account10. How to download apps on laptop
Most searched lyricsRush Lyrics2. Tushangilie Kenya Lyrics3. Sugarcane Remix Lyrics4. Girlfriend Lyrics5. Calm Down Lyrics6. Finesse Lyrics7. Overdose Lyrics8. Cough By Kizz Daniel Lyrics9. For My Hand Lyrics10. Love Nwantiti Lyrics