Tanzania Elections Top Google Searches
By ABIUD OCHIENG
The Tanzanian polls, a reality TV star and Halloween celebrations were the most trending topics in Kenya in October.
Topping all searches was the news about the former Los Angeles Lakers player who was rushed to the hospital after he was found unconscious in a brothel in Crystal, Nevada.
The Tanzanian elections were the second trending topic as Kenyans followed the campaigns through to the election on October 25, and the announcement of results thereafter.
Tanzania’s ruling party Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) candidate John Magufuli won the presidential election with 58 per cent of the votes cast. His closest challenger, Edward Lowassa, managed to garner 40 per cent of the votes.
Halloween, a celebration observed in a number of countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day, was the third trending topic in the country.
Other trending searches in October 2015 were Liverpool Manager Jurgen Klopp, who replaced Brendan Rodgers, The Lewa Marathon, Inooro TV, a 24-hour Kikuyu-language channel, and Imperial Bank after it was placed under receivership by the Central Bank of Kenya.
Culled from a Kenya’s The Nation article