Twitter has been an amazing tool for Kenyans. Kenyans call themselves #KOT or Kenyans on Twitter if you like.
#KOT is a movement. If they decide on something through a hashtag, they must have their way.
Although there have been so many sponsored #Hashtags of late in Kenya, those that have been crafted naturally are moving mountains and making things happen.
In most cases, Kenyans on Twitter communicate through a hashtag. Hashtags have played a big role in uniting Kenyans and other people around the world.
Some analysts are of the opinion that hashtags are losing me meaning because of the infiltration of sponsored attacks and conversations. But no. Hashtags are here to stay.
Here are the top 10 hashtags of 2019:
Kenyans love football. This hashtag stands for Manchester United Football Club. Just call it ManU. The club has so many fans in Kenya. It is not surprising that the hashtag came top. More than 500,000 tweets were sent on in 2019.
This is a program by Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC). The program plays country music and it seems to have won the hearts of over 400,000 tweets this year.
This is a program of Milele FM Radio that comes every weekday in the morning. It is a program that plays gospel music and the sharing of Bible verses.
If we would have missed this hashtag on the list, then the results would have been rigged. This is an original hashtag by Kenyans themselves. It is used to share jokes, plan events, create connections among other things.
This is also a radio program on Classic 105 presented by Maina Kageni and Mwalimu King’ang’i. It plays music and conversations.
A morning program on Radio Maisha that played music and creating conversations. It also hosts interviews with opinion leaders.
This is a hashtag by Kenyans where those looking for jobs post their credentials for the hope of an employer finding them. It is a powerful hashtag that is helping many young people.
A day can never pass without the mentioning of Kenya in a tweet. Kenya is our country and being mentioned more than 200,000 times is not a surprise.
Well, the hashtag is not new. It is owned by an online media house Soko Directory and it is often used to share different market, investment and entrepreneurship stories. Check it out.
This is a radio program on Milele FM radio that creates conversations and plays music.
Here is a list of the top 10 hashtags of 2019 in summary:
From the list, you will realize that radio stations took the lion’s share. This is because, and there is no doubt, that most of their hashtags are sponsored through influencers with the aim of having them trend.
Do you have a #hashtag that you feel has been left out? Please leave a comment. The above hashtag has been ranked based on the number of tweets sent.