Janet Kanini’s demise tops April Google Search

Janet Kanini Ikua. PHOTO: COURTESY.

Nairobi, KENYA: April Google Search Trends in the month of April indicate Janet Kanini as the most searched item on the network following her death.

The media personality died on April 1st, succumbing to a battle with lung cancer.

According to the search trends released on Friday by Google, Kenyans went on search to mourn and celebrate her life well lived.

Coming second on April’s search list was the job offers made by the Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission IEBC.

The search for the job opportunities was probably driven by thousands of vacancies published online by IEBC in preparation for the General Elections slated for 8th August 2017.

Hot behind IEBC, was football where Arsenal Vs. Manchester City, Chelsea Vs. Tottenham were some of the dominant searches under Barclays Premier and Champions Leagues while Real Madrid Vs. Barcelona was the trending search under Spanish La Liga.

Jubilee Nominations was the fourth trending search in Kenya as per tech giant Google.

Top Restaurants Nearby took the fifth spot. The culture of eating out is increasingly becoming popular amongst Kenyans, especially youths.

With the Burger Festival taking place in early May, Kenyans went online during the month of April, to possibly search for restaurants closest to them where they can order and buy food.

The Jubilee Government launched a web portal www.delivery.go.ke to document and communicate to Kenyans the progress it had made since it took office in 2013.

The launch was met by mixed reactions on social media.

Popular comedian Emmanuel Makori Nyambane a.k.a Ayeiya Poa Poa passed away in a car crash in the mid April.

He is remembered as a comedian who often featured on the Churchill Show. Fans went online to find out more making Ayeiya the seventh trending search.

At eighth position came Anthony Joshua, a British professional boxer whose win against Russian heavyweight Wladimir Klitschko enabled him to retain his IBF world heavyweight title and won the vacant World Boxing Association and International Boxing Organisation championships.

Veteran politician David Mwiraria passed on at The Karen Hospital on 13th April. Born in 1938, the late Mwiraria served as a Minister of Finance.

Other trending search queries were Kiambu Nominations where Ferdinand Waititu defeated the incumbent Governor William Kabogo.

Google releases monthly topics that were most popular in Kenya where the “trending” queries are the searches that had the highest amount of traffic over a specific period.