The English Premier League and betting are the top Google searches in Kenya for the month of August 2019.
The EPL season, which is already in its fourth week, kicked off early last month to the delight of many Kenyan football fans.
Major betting firms presently have their licenses suspended following a directive from Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i on July 1, 2019.
The late Benga maestro John De’Mathew came in third following his demise on August 18th in a road accident along the Thika Superhighway as reported by The Sauce.
Teen contortionist Wendy Waeni was the fourth after the 14-year-old made revelations that her manager, Joe Mwangi, has been extorting her.
As reported by The Sauce, Mr Mwangi is being detained for five days by police to allow police complete investigations into allegations that he forged a letter impersonating Matiang’ i and threatening the minor’s mother.
The tragic Amazon fires in South America that intensified in August also made it to the list.
Gospel musician Jimmy Gait was the eighth most searched item after he revealed that he was travelling to India for specialized treatment and later shared on how he was misdiagnosed by doctors in Nairobi as reported by The Sauce.
Broke Kenyans hoping to find a solution from the popular search engine on how to pay off some of their debts, made the How to Pay Tala Loan number one in the ‘How To’ category. This was followed by how to check Fuliza Limit. Fuliza, a product of communication giant Safaricom, allows its users to pay for items on a deficit. Kenyans also wanted to know how to pay for their National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) via mobile money.
Below is the full list:
Top 10 August general Google searches
1. EPL – English Premier League
3. John De’ Mathew
4. Wendy Waeni
5. David Luiz
6. Humphrey Kariuki
7. Amazon Fires
8. Jimmy Gait
9. Wizard of Oz
10. Joe Mwangi