August 2019 is a month many Kenyans will never forget after Mugithi artiste John De Mathew died in a road accident leaving many in shock.
Here were the trending topics in August 2019.
English Premier League (EPL) took the top position in the August search queries. The matches that were searched for include Liverpool vs Arsenal and Manchester United vs Chelsea .
Some of the major betting sites were shut down after the government ordered the revoking of their licenses.
This also led to the suspension of their Paybill and SMS shortcode numbers. In spite of this, Kenyans still went online to search for Bet 254, 22 Bet, Shabiki Power 17 and Odi Bet.
3. John De Mathew Death
Death of popular benga musician John Ng’ang‘a De’Mathew on Sunday 18th August, was the third most searched query in August.
4. Wendy Waeni
Wendy Waeni, 11-year-old gymnast was the fourth searched query after she accused her former manager Joe Mwangi of denying her proceeds from her performances since 2014.
5. David Luiz
Brazillian defender David Luiz was the fifth searched item. This was after Arsenal finalized an £8million deal signing the player from Chelsea.
6. Humphrey Kariuki Ndegwa
Kenyan billionaire and owner of African Spirits Limited, Humphrey Kariuki Ndegwa after the DCI sought an international arrest warrant against him over a Sh14.5 billion tax evasion case.
Amazon fires in South America that intensified in August. The Amazon Rainforest produces more than 20% of the world’s oxygen and is referred to as the lungs of the Earth.
8. Jimmy Gait
Jimmy Gait was the eighth trending searched item after he revealed that he had been misdiagnosed by Kenyan doctors and he would have lost his voice if he underwent a throat surgery as advised by Kenyan doctors before going to India.
9.The Wizard of Oz
The popular American musical fantasy film The Wizard of Oz celebrated 80 years.
Former manager of the child star Wendy Waeni, after detectives from DCI Child Protection Unit issued an arrest warrant for him in connection with forgery and issuing threats to Wendy’s mother.