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Google’s most searched items, people in Kenya in last 15 years

By Brian Okoth | August 11th 2021

From left: DP William Ruto, ex-Nairobi gubernatorial aspirant Miguna Miguna, former news anchor Betty Kyallo and Tanzanian gospel musician Bahati Bukuku. [Standard]

Google has released a list of the most searched items in Kenya in the last 15 years as the search engine marks its 15th anniversary.

Football-related topics topped the list, with search items under the category exhibiting an unmatched consistency over the years.

English Premier League was the most searched item in the general category followed by SportPesa, an embattled betting company that started operations in the country in 2013.

The data further reveals that Betin Kenya, another betting company (now ousted) is the third most searched item in the general category.

Below are the top searches in the past 15 years in Kenya by category:

General category

1.             EPL

2.             SportPesa

3.             Betin Kenya

4.             Jumia Kenya

5.             Brighter Monday

6.             Fantasy Premier League

7.             Kenya Power

8.             Jiji Kenya

9.             Kenya Law Reports

10.          December Global Holidays



1.             How to make love

2.             How to kiss

3.             How to write a CV

4.             What is love

5.             How to make money online

6.             How to fuliza

7.             How to cook pilau

8.             What is my IP

9.             How to bake a cake

10.          How to write an application letter



1.             Despacito lyrics

2.             Perfect lyrics

3.             Amazing Grace lyrics

4.             Hallelujah lyrics

5.             All of me lyrics

6.             What a friend we have in Jesus lyrics

7.             Kwangwaru lyrics

8.             In Christ alone lyrics

9.             Hello lyrics

10.          Let her go lyrics


Local people

1.             Uhuru Kenyatta

2.             Raila Odinga

3.             William Ruto

4.             Miguna Miguna

5.             Mike Sonko

6.             Babu Owino

7.             Betty Kyalo

8.             Bob Collymore

9.             Kanze Dena

10.          Jeff Koinange


Local institutions

1.             Kenyatta University

2.             University of Nairobi

3.             Moi University

4.             Kenya Revenue Authority

5.             Maseno University

6.             Mount Kenya University

7.             Teachers Service Commission

8.             Strathmore University

9.             Egerton University

10.          Stima Sacco


Global personalities

1.             Kim Kardashian

2.             Nicki Minaj

3.             Lil Wayne

4.             Joel Osteen

5.             Paul Walker

6.             Serena Williams

7.             Bill Gates

8.             Celine Dion

9.             Tiger Woods

10.          Nina Dobrev


Sports queries

1.             Premier League

2.             Champions League

3.             Gor Mahia

4.             Fantasy Premier League

5.             Europa League

6.             AFC Leopards

7.             La Liga Table

8.             KPL Table

9.             Serie A

10.          Harambee Stars



1.             Diamond Platnumz

2.             Nicki Minaj

3.             Rose Muhando

4.             Willy Paul

5.             Vybz Kartel

6.             Lil Wayne

7.             Bahati Bukuku

8.             Cardi B

9.             Ali Kiba

10.          Khaligraph Jones

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