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Google trends: Kenyans curious about porn addiction

Search engine Google released a list of most trending searches for the month of May in Kenya, with pornography addiction featuring among the top ten searches.

Top on the list was the royal wedding of Prince Harry to actress Meghan Markle. The televised event caught the attention of Kenyans online who rushed to Google to dig up on the couple’s history.

The month also saw Kenyans go online to keep tabs with news, highlights and updates of the UEFA Champions League final that took place on May 26 in Kiev. Real Madrid won 3-1 against Liverpool to bag their third successive tittle.

Third on the list was the much hyped international friendly football match pitting Kenya Premier League defending Champions Gor Mahia against England’s second division Hull City on May 13. The match at the refurbished Kasarani stadium ended in a barren draw and proceeded to penalty shootouts where Gor were edged out 4-3.


The fourth most searched item was the new Arsenal football club manage Unai Emery who replaced Arsene Wenger who had served the club for over two decades.

At number five was the Solai Dam tragedy in Subukia, Nakuru county that claimed the lives of 47 locals.

Sixth trending item on the list was news and topics about Mother’s Day.

This was followed by English premier league matches pitting Chelsea versus Liverpool and Chelsea versus Manchester United.

At number eight was pornography addiction. Among the most searched aspects was side effects of pornography addiction as well as how to stop pornography addiction.

World Cup squads ranked ninth. The tournament starts in the next 13 days. England and Spain teams dominated the most searched teams of all the 64 that will take part in the tournament in Moscow, Russia.

Closing the top 10 list was an item related to the royal wedding as Kenyans took a trip down memory lane to search for the late Princes Diana, Prince Harry’s mom.

1. Royal Wedding
2. Champions league final
3. Gor Mahia vs Hull CIty
4. Unai Emery
5. Solai Dam
6. Mother’s Day
7. Premier league matches (Chelsea vs Liverpool and Chelsea vs Manchester United)
8. Pornography addiction
9. World cup squads (England and Spain squads)
10. Princess Diana