Twitter Streets: The Most Talked About Trends Today -Mar 8

Article by Timothy
Posted: March 08, 2019

1. #IWD2019

Today marks the annual commemoration of #InternationalWomensDay worldwide. This year’s theme  #BalanceforBetter is aimed at focusing on gender equality, a greater awareness of discrimination and a celebration of women’s achievements.

Organizers are encouraging all women to ‘strike the pose’ with their hands out to represent balance between men and women. Happy International Women’s Day!

2. Captain Marvel

The much awaited Marvel female superhero film is set to open in theatres today! All eyes are on ‘Captain Marvel’ with the hope of securing a box office record as did DC’s ‘Wonder Woman’ back in 2017. Patty Jenkins, the director for ‘Wonder Woman’ tweeted her support for the Marvel film’s official worldwide premiere.

3. Daniel Rudisha

The father of 800m world record champion, David Rudisha is dead. David confirmed that his father, Daniel Rudisha had passed on after suffering from a heart attack. ‘He was admitted at intensive care unit and had actually recovered and was in the normal ward’, David explained. Daniel had been admitted in hospital for four days for kidney failure. He died aged 73.

4. #JusticeForOuma

News made rounds on social media about a guard, known as Ouma, was allegedly attacked by a Turkish national at a high-end mall along Mombasa road for simply ‘doing his job’. KOT rushed to Twitter in defense of Ouma. However, a tweep ‘@mcstano‘ sought to explain how everything ensued.

5. Michael Jackson

HBO released a two-part documentary about Michael Jackson’s fueled child sexual abuse claims. ‘Leaving Neverland’ depicts a graphic documentary featuring two victims, James Safechuck and Wade Robson claim Jackson who say the sexual abuse began when they were 10 and 7 years old respectively. Jackson’s estate has been quite amid the furore with one of his kids; Jackie Jackson describes the claims as ‘devastating’.

6. #ScandalsDiary

Kenyans are once again on Twitter rampage over the uncontrolled corruption scandals that keep rocking the country time and again, the latest one involving two dam projects in Elgeyo-Marakwet County in which DP Ruto claims only 7billion cannot be accounted for, with many citing more than that may be lost to the vice.

7. #WorldBookDay

In celebration of the magic of literature, teachers and students alike across the world adorned themselves in costumes of fictional characters.


The Gunners suffered a serious setback after a 3-1 first-leg loss at Stade Rennes on Thursday. The club had never lost to French opposition away from home in 12 previous European games.

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