What’s Trending in Kenya Week 5

11/23/2020 – 11/29/2020

11/23/2020 – 11/29/2020

Here’s what was trending in Kenya last week…

  1. SportPesa 100K+
Source: Nairobi News

Sportpesa has been permitted to reopen its betting platform to the Kenyan market. The betting platform was forced to terminate operations following a tax dispute with the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA). In the ensuing battle, the renewal of the platform’s betting license was blocked by the Betting Control & Licensing Board (BCLB). SportPesa began accepting bets again last Tuesday. SportPesa was searched 100K+ times in Kenya last week. Read more here.

  1. BBI 20K+

Deputy President William Ruto displayed of heart concerning Kenya’s Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) last week, tweeting: 

Source: William Ruto

Previously, Ruto had been rather vocal in his opposition to the referendum. Kenyan’s on Twitter joked about his change of heart tweeting:

BBI was searched more than 20K times in Kenya last week. Read more here.

  1. Eric Omondi 10K+

Kenyan comedian Eric Omondi’s antics were called into question by Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) CEO, Ezekiel Mutua last week. Mutua asked that Omondi put disclaimers on his social media videos warning viewers that his content is for adults only. 

Eric Omondi fired back saying: “Dr Ezekiel Mutua. This is your last warning. Stop using my name for these cheap publicity stunts. I have never understood exactly what you do for a living. You have not helped the Entertainment Industry in any way,” . Eric Omondi was searched more than 10K times in Kenya last week. Read more here.

  1. Mike Sonko 5K+

A new motion of impeachment has been brought forward against Governor Mike Sonko. The motion is led by Killeleshwa Ward member of County Assembly, Michael Ogada. In February, President Uhuru Kenyatta asked Nairobi’s MCAs to drop a motion for impeachment against Sonko. The fresh order has been tabled on grounds that Sonko “has been in and out of courtrooms on various cases and is therefore unfit to hold public office”. Kenyan netizens used the search term Mike Sonko 5K times last week. Read more here.

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