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Here are 10 most read Nairobi News stories in 2017

The year 2017 has been an eventful one full of political drama as the country went through two divisive  elections and Twitter grew more powerful as a platform for public discourse.

Nairobi News played a leading role in producing content and news coverage that generated conversations in the digital sphere.

From the brutal murder of  IEBC ICT manager Chris Msando, to the leaked nude pictures of former female presidential aspirant of Rwanda Diane Shima, to Ezekiel Mutua’s bold speculation on ‘Gay’ lions spotted in the Maasai Mara, Nairobi News has been there to offer coverage.

Here are our top ten most read stories of the year.

1. Woman Killed Alongside Msando
Twenty one year old Carol Ngumbu was identified as the woman killed alongside the IEBC, ICT manager Chris Msando. She had just finished studies at Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) Karen branch and was due to graduate in December.

2. Raila Post pictures of Francis Nyenze’s Body
Nasa leader Raila Odinga caused an online uproar after he posted a picture of the late Kitui MP Francis Nyenze body lying in the mortuary.

In the photo, Mr Odinga stood over Nyenze’s body, which was covered from neck down, while raising his right hand. It showed Mr Nyenze’s face. The post has since been deleted.

3. Beyonce Rejects Kim Kardashian’s Gift to Twins
Pop singer Beyonce allegedly gave away clothes sent to her by Kim Kardashian after giving birth to twins. The clothes had been exclusively tailored by Kim’s designers.

Kim is also said to have gifted the new mom her new make-up contouring box which she also reportedly gave to someone else.

4. Nude Photos of Rwanda’s Female Candidate Leaked
Diane Shima Rwigara in May woke up to nude photos of herself leaked on social media. The photos came after she had announced her bid to run for presidency.

5. Seven Common Penis Infections and How to Treat them at Home
Infections around the genital area can be painful and embarrassing, not to mention that they get in the way of a man’s sex life. The story offered cheap, home-made remedies that cure most common penile infections.

6. Ezekiel Mutua wants ‘gay’ Lions spotted in the Maasai Mara Isolated
The moral policeman came under harsh criticism after making comments that two gay lions spotted at the Maasai Mara should be isolated.

In an interview with Nairobi News, Mr Mutua claimed the “love birds’” possibly copied the behaviour from a human gay couple that had sex in the national reserve.

7. Kenya’s Humblest newlyweds Gifted with property worth Sh1m
The young couple who held a wedding worth Sh100 got a major financial boost from a well-wisher who was touched by their desperate situation. Diamond Properties Merchants gave the newlyweds – Wilson Wanjohi and Ann Muhonja – a plot and a greenhouse worth Sh1 million in Isinya, Kajiado County.

8. Woman stirs storm with raunchy sex post on WhatsApp prayer group

A Kenyan woman became an online sensation after mistakenly posting a sexually explicit message on her WhatsApp prayer group. The woman, shocked members of the ‘novena prayer group’ with her post that was recruiting members for live group sex to be performed in front of a couple at a house party.

9. Blogger Robert Alai arrested after leaking photos of Kenyattas in hospital

Blogger Alai was detained overnight at Kamukunji Police station after leaking photos of members of the Kenyatta family in a Nairobi hospital. The photos showed President Uhuru Kenyatta’s mother, Mama Ngina Kenyatta, and uncle, George Muhoho, in a sombre mood at the hospital late at night.

10. Why Eunice Njeri’s marriage to rapper Izzo ended on wedding day

Gospel artiste Eunice Njeri dropped a bombshell to her fans by opening up about her marriage that was annulled immediately after a hush-hush ceremony in the United States. She revealed that at the end of the wedding day she realized her heart was somewhere else and so never signed the papers.