Twitter Streets: The Most Talked About Trends Today -Mar 6
1. #Lent2019 | #AshWednesday
Today marks the first commemoration of the lent period for Christians around the world. Ash Wednesdays are observed where Christians have ash applied on their foreheads as a sign of repentance and interior sorrow. Lent periods are observed for 40 days of fasting, reflecting the 40 days and nights Jesus Christ spent in the desert. Activities to be avoided during this time include smoking and drinking alcohol.
— Marshall (@MarshaIIPBO) March 5, 2019
— Churchill (@MwalimChurchill) March 6, 2019
On Ash Wednesday, you may encounter Christians, especially Catholics, wearing a smudge of ashes on their foreheads.
Here is what you should know about Ash Wednesday and the celebration of Lent.https://t.co/Bv9ALBVNjD
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) March 6, 2019
2. Kylie Jenner
The reality TV star has been named by Forbes as the youngest self-made billionaire ever. Through her three-year old business, Kylie Cosmetics, the young Kardashian-Jenner member attributes her success to the ‘power of social media’. ‘It’s the power of social media. I had such a strong reach before I was able to start anything’, Kylie says.
She beat Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg who achieved this status at 23.
— Forbes (@Forbes) March 5, 2019
Reports emerged on Tuesday that yet another university student was stabbed in Juja area while with his girlfriend. Shawn Mofasa, a JKUAT student was assaulted late Monday evening by two thieves however, one was caught and burnt to death after the girlfriend ran for help but the other escaped. Shawn is recuperating in hospital. This once again sparked the online conversation about security concerns for university students within the area under #JujaKillings.
Juja is becoming a no go zone..
We comrades fear for our lives.. Less than a month ago we experienced such.. Promises were made yet nothing was done.. What is happening!!@ItsBravin@DiscoverJKUAT#JujaKillings pic.twitter.com/C4rN7D6IO7
— Malcolm 🇰🇪 (@malcolmkaminju5) March 5, 2019
The cancer warrior who got into the limelight back in late 2015 (seeing Kenyans raise Kshs. 6.4 million for his medical expenses abroad) succumbed on Monday. A statement from the Africa Cancer Foundation read, ‘We regret to inform you that Jadudi, a.k.a. Emmanuel Otieno, succumbed to brain cancer at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital, Kisumu on the night of March 4, 2019’.
CANCER WARRIOR Jadudi, real name Emmanuel Otieno, dies at Kisumu hospital after years of unsuccessful surgeries to remove a tumor in his head. pic.twitter.com/5HFSsg40Ne
— NationBreakingNews (@NationBreaking) March 5, 2019
5. Captain America Trilogy | Batman Trilogy
A US writer posed a question wondering whether there were any three Marvel movies better than Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dark Knight’ trilogy. Tweeps took to Twitter to name their personal favorites with those in favor of ‘Captain America’ and ‘Batman’ trilogies topping the trends.
Question: What 3 Marvel movies, if any, are on par with the Batman trilogy? Let’s argue.
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) March 5, 2019
The Captain America's. Winter Solider and Civil War were FIRE!!
— Charlamagne Tha God (@cthagod) March 5, 2019
Batman trilogy was way, way better than Captain America trilogy.
— Rivendell Inonog (@RivendellInonog) March 5, 2019
The country’s air transport faces paralysis as workers have gone on a boycott. Reports indicate that by 8am this morning six inbound flights were still marked as ‘scheduled’.
FLIGHTS DISRUPTED at JKIA in Nairobi as aviation workers begin strike over board management row and KAA-KQ merge plan; passengers stranded. pic.twitter.com/d3BBBMAmly
— NationBreakingNews (@NationBreaking) March 6, 2019