Kenya’s Trending Topics on June 21, 2018


Kenyans were on Thursday left frustrated after Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) Managing Director Charles Ongwae claimed that Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i was wrong about mercury found in sugar.

The devastating news sent netizens on a Twitter rant that eventually settled on two conclusions. Either the whole contraband sugar scandal is a hoax or a final test by the government chemists would settle the controversy.

Here are some of the posts that were shared on the trending topic “KEBS“.

A controversial letter emerged, allegedly written by Mr Ongwae to the Trade CS Adan Mohamed admitting to the presence of mercury in the contraband sugar.

CS Adan later came out to dismiss the letter as a fake.

Brand Kenya

Government body Brand Kenya, which is responsible for marketing Kenya as a tourist destination, trended on Thursday after Tourism CS Najib Balala announced that the body would not fulfil its Ksh20 Million obligation to the Kenya 7’s team due to a breach of contract.

Here are some of the comments that were shared by sports media personalities and rugby fans.


The topic trended as Kenyans debated the statement by KEBS MD Charles Ongwae that the imported sugar declared illegal was not laced with mercury.

The KEBS official, however, admitted that the sugar samples tested were found to be laced with copper and lead.

Here are some of the comments that were shared.

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