TRENDING

Kazi Mtaani features in Google's top search list

It was announced by President Uhuru Kenyatta to cushion most vulnerable youths in informal sector.

In Summary

•The year in search is an annual look into the year’s top trending Google searches revealing queries that had a spike in traffic over a sustained period in 2021.

•The lists range from overall global stories to local top 10 lists of trending topics across sports, music, lifestyle, personalities, news, how-to and what-is queries.

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Google has released Kenya’s annual search list with Kazi Mtaani, an initiative announced by President Uhuru Kenyatta to cushion most vulnerable youths in informal sector trending at the fifth position.

The year in search is an annual look into the year’s top trending Google searches revealing queries that had a spike in traffic over a sustained period in 2021.

The lists range from overall global stories to local top 10 lists of trending topics across sports, music, lifestyle, personalities, news, how-to and what-is queries.

“Google’s 2021 year in search lists compiles the moments, people, topics, events and places that captured Kenyans attention during the year,” Google’s communications and public affairs manager Africa, Sharon Machira said.

She said the search is a useful tool to help people find answers to the biggest questions facing society

Kazi Mtaani is aimed at providing a form of social protection to workers whose prospects for daily or casual work were adversely affected by the containment policies put in place to limit spread of Covid-19.

Other trending queries were BBI ruling, KDF recruitment, SGR bookings, Pandora Papers and Afghanistan, which was the tenth.

For local personalities searches, Mukhisa Kituyi was the top. The former Unctad secretary general declared his intention to vie for the presidency. He was also accused of assault and the matter reported to the police in Mombasa.

In second position was retired President Mwai Kibaki who celebrated his birthday last November with Martha Koome coming in the third position after being appointed Kenya’s first female chief justice.

Other local personality searches were on William Ruto, Machakos governor Alfred Mutua, former Attorney General Charles Njonjo, Dagoretti South MP Simba Arati, Africa’s fastest man in men’s 100 metres race Ferdinand Omanyala and Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria.

In the how to trending category, how to find love topped the trending search while how to check KCPE AND KCSE results came second and third respectively. Kenyans also searched how to register NHIF via Mpesa.

Covid-19 registry was the top trending search query in the health category followed by AstraZeneca vaccine. Chanjo Kenya, which is the Ministry of Health’s Covid-19 vaccination portal was the third trending search followed by Moderna vaccine.