Twitter Streets: The Most Talked About Trends Today -Mar 8
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!
— UNSW (@UNSW) March 7, 2019
— Neema Makando (@MakandoNeema) February 12, 2019
— Al Jazeera English (@AJEnglish) March 7, 2019
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.
— Captain Marvel (@captainmarvel) March 7, 2019
Thank you sister!!!
— Brie Larson (@brielarson) March 7, 2019
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.
— Daily Nation (@dailynation) March 7, 2019
My heartfelt condolences and prayers of comfort to the family and friends of Mzee Daniel Rudisha. Mzee Rudisha was a Kenyan athletics hero, a pioneer Olympian, coach and teacher who mentored many in the sport. To @rudishadavid and your entire family, my prayers are with you.
— Uhuru Kenyatta (@UKenyatta) March 7, 2019
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.
— The African Voice (@teddyeugene) March 7, 2019
Guys, there is a story on a skirmish at Gateway Business Park on Mombasa Road involving a Turkish national Mr. Gulbahar and a security guard. @mulunda and @ItsMutai have told one side. Here's the other side. Please seek truth.#VelosvsParagon #ParagonResponds
— MC Stano (@mcstano) March 6, 2019
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’.
— ABC News (@ABC) March 7, 2019
— Rap-Up (@RapUp) March 7, 2019
— billboard (@billboard) March 7, 2019
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.
Today in Kirinyaga:
— Mhenga (@MhengaWaKale) March 7, 2019
Six Years of Jubilee Government;
~We have lost over Ksh 700 Billion.
~That's means we have been losing Ksh 120 Billion every year!
~Ksh 10 billion each month!
~Ksh 0.34 Billion each day!
~Ksh 241,000 each Second!
— Edwin Waithaka (@edwinwaithaka01) March 7, 2019
— Kisii Pundit (@KisiiPundit) March 7, 2019
In celebration of the magic of literature, teachers and students alike across the world adorned themselves in costumes of fictional characters.
— TED Talks (@TEDTalks) March 7, 2019
— Lois the Avon Lady (@Avon_Lady_Lois) March 7, 2019
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.
We've got it all to do at the Emirates.
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) March 7, 2019