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Top 10 most talked about Kenyan celebs in 2023 [Pulse Picks]

Pulse Picks provides a snapshot of the top 10 Kenyan celebrities who dominated online conversations throughout 2023

Top 10 most talked about Kenyan celebs in 2023

Borrowing from Google's annual Year in Search for 2023 here is a list of the top Kenyan personalities who dominated online conversations, capturing the nation's curiosity and interest throughout the year.

The top 10 most searched Kenyan celebs on Google provide a snapshot of the trending figures and events that captivated the public's attention.

Millicent Omanga, a dynamic Kenyan businesswoman and politician, topped the list of most searched local personalities.


Her online presence surged after an intimate video circulated on social media, sparking widespread discussions and speculations among netizens.

Following closely is Pastor Ezekiel, the Kenyan televangelist and founder of the New Life Prayer Centre and Church.

His arrest, linked to the Shakahola Cult massacre, resulted in the temporary closure of his church.


The online buzz surrounding this saga continued until his release after completing investigations.

DJ Fatxo, a Mugithi singer and entrepreneur, gained fame for his music and DJ career but trended for the wrong reasons in 2023.

Involved in a case related to the death of interior designer Geoffrey 'Jeff' Mwathi, DJ Fatxo faced scrutiny.


However, after a review by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) and the Office of the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (ODPP), he was exonerated due to a lack of evidence.

Georgina Njenga, a YouTuber, content creator, and TikToker made headlines for various controversial reasons in 2023.

From leaked steamy photos to a public breakup with her baby daddy, Tyler Mbaya, and engaging in provocative actions on stage, Georgina kept the public intrigued.


Paul Mackenzie, the founder of Good News International church, trended for negative reasons after mass graves were discovered on his land in Shakahola.

His arrest followed allegations that he asked people to starve themselves to meet Jesus.


Faith Kipyegon, the three-time world record holder in middle-distance running, claimed the sixth spot.

Her exceptional achievements in winning the World Athletics Championships 1500m and 5000m titles captivated the nation.


Former Interior CS Fred Matiang'i trended for different reasons in 2023.

The release of the 2022 KCSE results stirred mixed reactions among Kenyans, leading to a revisit of Matiang'i's efforts during his tenure as the education CS to ensure transparency in national exams.

His involvement in the controversial police raid on his home in February also fueled further discussions about his actions and intentions.


In August, former IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati stirred controversy with his statement asserting that the August 2022 elections were conducted fairly.

The statement sparked a range of reactions on social media, making the Chebukati trend for a significant period.

On the X app, discussions swirled around the identity of 'Mathe wa Ngara,' an infamous woman known for selling 'weed' around Ngara.


Arrests and releases of individuals claiming the title, including Wanjiru and Nancy Kigunzu, kept users engaged in the ongoing saga.

Martha Koome, the Chief Justice, rounded off the list.

Her notable activities and decisions throughout the year contributed to her online prominence, making her a significant figure in the Google Year in Search for 2023.


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