Over the last decade, the world has experienced a technological shift. The media industry has not been spared as the sector continues to morph in line with the new order.
Readers have changed the way they consume content leading to journalists to develop creative ways of telling stories in a compelling way that can pique the interest of a digital savvy audience.
Kenyans.co.ke is ahead of the curve standing out as the most technologically advanced digital publisher in the country.
We have also gained a loyal audience by going the extra mile of always publishing fresh, well-packaged news in a timely manner.
In this piece, we will take a look at the most read articles on the Kenyans.co.ke website in 2023.
Kenya Revenue Authority building at Times Towers
KRA Announces Jobs With Ksh53,000 Salary for C- Holders; How to Apply
The story published on the Kenyans.co.ke website on May 2, 2023, was the most read article this year.
The piece was an informative article covering the Kenya Revenue Authority’s (KRA) announcement where the agency stated it was embarking on a recruitment drive targeting Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) candidates who scored a C- and above.
KRA had announced that candidates shortlisted for vacant positions in the Domestic Taxes department would earn a monthly salary of Ksh53,000.
The article’s sheer performance highlights the unemployment situation in the country, which cultivates a high level of interest in this kind of content.
Latest data published by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) shows that the number of unemployed persons grew from 2.89 million in September 2022 to 2.97 million in December 2022.
The data also shows that over 80,000 Kenyans lost their jobs during the period under review.
Truth Behind Opening of Landmark Nairobi OTC Building
Every city in the world has its landmark buildings. In New York, the Empire State Building and the World Trade Centre stand tall.
In Nairobi, some buildings have become staples in the city’s skyline. Think of the Nation Twin Towers, UAP Building and Afya Centre.
However, there is another building that illuminates the city under the sun which is the Overseas Trading Company (OTC) building along Ronald Ngala street.
In February, online reports suggested that the building, typically concealed by a green safety net, had been unveiled, revealing images of a brand new white building.
Kenyans.co.ke conducted a fact check which established the claims to be false.
The fact check established that the building is situated in Kampala, Uganda.
Notably, the two structures exhibited striking similarities in terms of their architecture, with the Kampala building serving as a hub for shops and restaurants within Kampala’s Central Business District.
Off Duty Cop From Shopping Impresses Kenyans as She Controls Traffic
The article highlighted the kind acts shown by a traffic police officer who was off-duty but still decided to go the extra mile of clearing a traffic snarl up at Section 58 Roundabout in Nakuru County.
The officer, who had just finished shopping at a mall, quickly swung into action, donning a police reflector jacket and assisted in clearing the traffic before going off-duty.
The act was warmly received by Kenyans online who lauded the officer and called for the National Police Service (NPS) to grant her a promotion.
Details of Magoha’s Multi-Million Village Mansion
The year began on a low note following the announcement of the demise of former Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha who had left an indelible mark in the education sector.
To many, he was revered as an astute man who did not mince his words and was well respected among his peers. Before his demise, Magoha had built a mansion at Umiru Village in Yala, Siaya County.
This article highlighted details of the one-storey modern mansion spanning several acres of land oozing luxury and class.
Martin Kasavuli: Decorated Career of Catherine Kasavuli’s Only Son
The media industry in 2023 lost one of the best Kenyan news anchors of all time, Catherine Kasavuli who had been battling cancer.
Kasavuli who was widely revered in the media industry had worked in several media houses including; KBC, Citizen Television and Standard Group PLC.
During her requiem mass, Kasavuli’s only son, Martin, read a tribute, outlining the pivotal role her mother had played in his career.
The article delved deep into Martin’s successful career as a media practitioner including the different projects he has worked on in different countries.
Martin is law graduate from Keele University in England who has worked with notable companies including; Nation Media Group, Oglivy, Radio Africa Group among others.
He also co-founded the Kasavuli Media Group, a news production company alongside his mother, as well as Spin Media Africa Limited, a digital media consultancy firm.
Posh Nairobi Estates Deserted by Wealthy Kenyans Sell Houses at Cheaper Prices
The article highlighted how the recent spike in real estate development has changed the entire landscape, leading to affluent areas initially reserved for the super-rich attracting more people and land owners.
The article examined how fast growth in real estate development and the emergence of new suburbs had led to the rich deserting such areas which are increasingly losing their allure and moving to alternative places.
In this particular article, we quoted data from HassConsult which showed that land in Kileleshwa, Kilimani, Lavington, Runda, Gigiri and Westlands was recording a drop in value, leading to a decline in house prices.
Graduate Boda Boda Outsmarts Kenyans Reversing Mobile Money
The article highlighted the story of Evans Kibet, a Maseno University graduate who had adopted an innovative way to stop customers from reversing transactions after paying for services via mobile money.
Kibet came up with the idea of doubling up as a mobile money agent after being conned severally by Kenyans.
The article explained how Kibet believes his business is unique in that he is able to juggle between his two operations, and the mobility factor which allows him to move towards his customers.
This means that customers can pay for ride services via a till number or withdraw funds before the trip commences.
KUCCPS Clarifies Raising University Entry Grade to B-
In January 2023, reports circulated online that the minimum entry grade for joining university had been raised to B- for candidates who sat the 2022 KCSE exams.
The reports raised concerns from Kenyans online who noted that it contradicted President Ruto’s 100 per cent transition policy.
However, the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) clarified the matter, dismissing the reports. The agency noted that any communication on any such changes would be communicated via official channels.
Former President Uhuru Kenyatta sharing light moment with church attendees at the St. John the Baptist Chapel in Ichaweri Kiambu County on December 16, 2023
List of 7 Hotels Owned by Kenyatta Family
Besides producing 2 of Kenya’s 5 presidents and having a huge influence on the Kenyan political landscape, the Kenyatta Family is known to have bottomless resources.
The article highlighted seven hotels owned by the Kenyatta family including the Voyager Resort in Mombasa, Voyager Ziwani Camp in Tsavo, Intrepids in Samburu and Maasai Mara as well as the Great Rift Valley lodge in Naivasha.
Others include Mara Explorer Camp and Kipungani Explorer in Lamu Island.
Why Trucks Carry Only Two Rolls of Steel
There are those interesting things that we as human beings observe but never follow up on.
Until we are hit with a fact and it finally dawns on us how exciting nature is.
In this article, Kenyans.co.ke explained why heavy trucks only carry two rolls of steel during long-distance travel.
As established in the article, the reason behind this is traders ensuring they comply with weight distribution regulations.
This is done to ensure safe and balanced loads to prevent damage to roads and to guarantee overall transit safety.