“Brexit” and “How to File KRA Returns” Among Top Kenyan Google Searches for June


Another end month, another time to recap the top trending Google searches that were made by Kenyans for the specific month. June is almost over and Google has already released the trending searches for this month.

The top trending search for June is the Euro 2016 tournament and it is no surprise since football tournaments generate a lot of interest from Kenyans. The tournament is still ongoing and it is scheduled to end on the 10th of next month.

Second on the list is Muhammad Ali the legendary American boxer who died early this month at the age of 74. His death send ripples on social media and in turn made people search more about him and that is why it took second spot.

Another footballing tournament was in the top 3 of the trending Google searches which is Copa America. This is the football tournament which aims to determine the best out of the national teams in South America and it was quite eventful as shown in the final where Lionel Messi announced his retirement.

Next in the list is Brexit, which is an abbreviation of British exit where UK residents were voting to either remain or leave the European union. Well they ended up voting to leave the EU which caused an uproar on social media.

Other trending searches made by Kenyans included the Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria thanks to the charges made against him, the eventful NBA finals between the Cavs and Warriors, Father’s day that was held in June 19th, the unfortunate fatal shooting of an American singer, Christina Grimmie, unfortunate death of a Nigerian coach Stephen Keshi and the Orlando shooting.

My favourite section of this data are the What is and How to search queries which shows what people were inquiring during the month. They include such questions like What is Brexit or How to File KRA returns.

How to:

  • file KRA returns
  • treat sore throat
  • treat hot oil burns on face
  • avoid a heart attack
  • style braids
  • treat bloating
  • relieve stomach ache fast
  • rid of black spots
  • bake a simple cake using charcoal jiko
  • tie a bandana with dreadlocks

What is:

  • Brexit?
  • Ramadan?
  • mubarak eid?
  • KRA returns
  • a bond?
  • a stroke?
  • pride?
  • ovulation?
  • family planning?
  • diabetes mellitus?