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Twitter 2020 Recap: Covid-19, Football and Masculinity Dominate Kenyan Trends


2020 is coming to an end, and Twitter has put out its recap for the year, highlighting the tweets and topics that dominated the platform this year.

The Most Retweeted Tweets of the year in Kenya, just as elsewhere in the world encapsulate the full spectrum of life in 2020: loss, contemplation, distraction, and unity. Kenya joined the world in mourning the death of actor Chadwick Boseman, making the Tweet announcing his tragic passing the most Retweeted of the year and the most Liked of all time worldwide.

In Kenya, the most retweeted tweet by a Kenyan on Twitter was from a local who asked for well-wishers for Retweets in order to get dental surgery.

Most Retweeted Tweets Kenya:

The most-watched television Channel in Kenya, Royal media services owned Citizen Tv was the most mentioned account on Twitter.

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Most Mentioned Twitter Accounts Kenya:

It comes as no surprise that the top hashtag used by the most people this year in Kenya was none other than #COVID19. The hashtag (and other variations on it) were Tweeted nearly 400 million times worldwide. Kenyans continued their year in year out tradition of watching football with #MUFC coming in second.

Kenyan men also celebrated their masculinity every Saturday thus #MasculinitySaturday makes the list.

Most Used Hashtags Kenya:

 #COVID19 #MUFC #MainaAndKingangi #BarakaZaMilele #SundownerKBC #MwashumbeNaShugaboy #MasculinitySaturday #IkoKaziKE #JamboKenya #CoronaVirus

Most Active Twitter Accounts Kenya:

Kenyans tweet the most between 8- 9 PM, with an average of 400K tweets being sent out by Kenyans every day.



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