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Murife to Green Cards: List of peculiar top searches by Kenyans

By Winnie Mabel October 25th, 2022 2 min read

It would appear that when Kenyans are not laughing at trending videos, they are researching for ways to exit the country for other lands.

According to Google Search’s trend over the past 30 days, Kenyans were intensely interested in the term ‘murife’ and how to register for the American Diversity Immigrant Visa, popularly known as the green card.

Murife was found to be a break-out search as Kenyans’ interest peaked towards the end of September 2022.

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Murife- a person’s name- trended in the country after a hilarious video emerged of a young man running from two dogs that sought to bite him despite those watching the encounter telling him not to run.

The voice of the woman boisterously telling Murife not to run caught online users and kept them repeating the phrase ‘Murife don’t run’, which became a national tagline used to tell people not to run from a problem sarcastically, but face it head-on.

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The best way to increase your family’s chances of success is to have all eligible family members register for the lottery #dvlottery2023 #greencardlottery #greencard #sdimmigrationlawyer #jacobsapochnick #immigrationlawyer #greenscreen

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Nairobi News previously reported that the phrase was used across social media by ordinary Kenyans as well as politicians during their debates in Parliament.

The term Diversity Immigrant Visa was also highly searched by Kenyans over the past 30 days. Those particularly interested in this topic were Kenyans from Mandera, Nyamira, Kisii, Wajir and Getumo, Kisii County.

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Most searches related to this topic involved the meaning of zip codes, passport photos and what pixels they have, place of birth, postal code and mail, among other related searches.

Other top Google Searches over the past 30 days included October, Green Card, Tottenham Hotspur FC- Football Club, E-Learning – Software class, Safaricom, Communication- Field of study, Function, and Crystal Palace.

In addition to Murife, several other search queries were about sim card registration, football game fixtures, Vera Sidika, American serial killer Jeffery Dahmer and CP2 KNEC.

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