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The song Ligi Soo Remix by musician Rabbit was the top searched item in Kenya in the month of July. This was the only song appearing in the most searched item according to Google trends.

The second most searched item on Google was polyandry, probably linked to the Marriage Bill. This was followed by Bweta La Uhalifu, an investigative crime feature series by a local TV station.

Brenda Wanga, David Makali, Tony Ogunda, Kethi Kilonzo, Eliud Owalo, Mutula Kilonzo Jr, Chelagat Mutai, Princess Farida, Eric Njoka, Agnes Ndetei and Lupita Nyongo were some of most searched personalities.  Amanda Todd, Rosalind Franklin and the royal baby, were the most searched foreign personalities.

According to the Google search engine, the most visited websites were Somali news website shabelle.net, Google Maps, OLX, KASNEB and the Joint Admissions Board (JAB).

The top searches with a political link were Kethi’s case, Mutula Jr and Raila in Kisii. Uwezo Fund, which has been proposed for the youth and women by the Government, also made to the rising searches list.

Sports also comes high in the search list with Masaku Sevens, Lewis Hamilton and Kenya vs Botswana among the leading searches in July.

The top rising searches for the month of July were Joji Baro, Raila in Kisii and kenya vs Swaziland. Rising searches highlight searches that have experienced significant growth in a given time period, with respect to the preceding time period. In this case it means the searches were 3 times more in July compared to June.

Through Google Trends, the public can identify search items that are topical in their locality by the total search-volume.  

Every year, Google reveals the internet "Zeitgeist" (German for "the spirit of the times") through an exploration of the billions of search queries we receive each year. In addition to the Year-end Zeitgeist, which highlights the top trends of 2010, Google also have several tools that give insight into global, regional, past and present search trends.

Below are Kenya’s top searches in July:

  1. Ligi Soo Remix
  2. Polyandry
  3. Bweta La Uhalifu
  4. Shabelle.Net
  5. Amanda Todd
  6. Brenda Wanga
  7. David Makali
  8. KASNEB CPA Results
  9. Tony Ogunda
  10. Rosalind Franklin
  11. Kethi Kilonzo
  12. Owalo
  13. Kisii Accident
  14. maps.google.com
  15. Lumia 1020
  16. Mutula Jr
  17. Killing Season
  18. The Royal Baby
  19. m.olx.co.ke
  20. Egypt Latest News
  21. Manoah Esipisu
  22. www.jab.co.ke
  23. Chelagat Mutai
  24. Princess Farida
  25. Eric Njoka
  26. Masaku Sevens
  27. Julie Soweto
  28. Agnes Ndetei
  29. Uwezo Fund
  30. Mchongoano
  31. Lewis Hamilton
  32. www.kickasstorrents.ph
  33. kenya vs Botswana
  34. Lupita Nyongo

Rising Searches

  1. Joji Baro
  2. Raila in Kisii
  3. kenya vs Swaziland
  4. www.chskenya.org
  5. Francis Kadenge
  6. www.kentrade.go.ke
  7. Joe Kadenge
  8. Sun Mau Hotel
  9. Tom Odongo
  10. www.pillartechafrica.com
  11. kenya vs Lesotho
  12. Mwalimu James Mbugua
  13. Miraa ban
  14. Networking in Heels
  15. John Gachora
  16. Mkulima young
  17. Tom Namwamba
  18. www.nita.go.ke
  19. Kitengela International School
  20. Lodges In Naivasha
  21. www.nita.go.ke
  22. royal baby
  23. kitengela international school
  24. www.jab.co.ke
  25. lodges in naivasha
  26. dalmas otieno
  27. boombata
  28. zalalem
  29. cosafa results
  30. uwezo kenya
  31. techno phantom a
  32. ramadhan karim
  33. samsung mega duos
  34. yahoo.com sigh in
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