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Wanjigi, Akombe, Oliech top Google search

Nairobi businessman Jimi Wanjigi, former IEBC commissioner Dr Roselyn Akombe and former Harambee Stars striker Dennis Oliech were the most searched personalities by Kenyans on Google in October.

Wanjigi was the most trending personality on the political scene after security operatives laid a 72-hour siege at his palatial home in Nairobi in search of firearms.

The operation that left behind a trail of destruction and invited support from opposition leader Raila Odinga.

Akombe also hit the top trending searches after she resigned from the commission and fled to the US just a week to the repeat presidential election of October 26.


Oliech meanwhile, was the third top trending search following news he’d gone broke.

According to a list of trends released by the search engine’s administrators, curious Kenyans were all too keen to also find the meaning of the word ‘Demagogue’.

This is after former Nairobi gubernatorial candidate Miguna Miguna was banned from a popular TV show for using a statement the show’s host considered ‘to be advocating for violence.’

Interestingly, a section of Kenyans also sought lessons via the internet on how to Kiss.

Here’s the list in full:

Top 10 trending searches

1. Demagogue

2. Harvey Weinstein

3. Dennis Oliech

4. Bet numbers prediction today

5. Akombe

6. Las Vegas shooting

7. Sharon Mundia

8. Mashujaa Day

9. Wanjigi

10. Kianangi

Top 10 trending “how to” searches

1. How to cook pilau

2. How to write a CV

3. How to play lotto

4. How to make money online

5. How to join Illuminati

6. How to bake a cake

7. How to pay GOtv

8. How to kiss

9. How to write an application letter

10. How to write a proposal