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Kenya’s top 150 local web sites on Opera Mini

Opera Mini is undoubtedly one of the most popular mobile web browsers in the world – and especially on the majority of feature phones that you find in highly mobile-centric markets such as Africa. In this respect, Opera Mini does represent the majority of mobile web users in Africa who tend to use everything from very entry-level GPRS enabled feature phones to those who have 3G on Advanced phones. In many African markets, feature phones make up as over 90% of the mobile devices that are used by mobile subscribers, across the board. Therefore, for this reason, I am very excited to share the information below which represents the top 150 local Kenyan web sites accessed via Opera Mini in the month of August 2012.

The information below was shared with me by a representative of Opera who gave me raw data that I then had to carefully “curate” so as to weed out any questionable web sites or sites that were not fully representative of what could be considered to a genuinely “Kenyan” list (trust me, this has been a time consuming and tedious process so I hope you will find the information useful!). Indeed, the number of web sites with questionable content was quite startling. In addition, I opted to focus only on local web sites for Kenya since it would serve as a good benchmark of seeing where else mobile Internet users in Kenya on Opera Mini “go to” apart from the usual suspects such as Facebook, Twitter, etc. The ranking below is reasonably(?) accurate meaning that I am aware that in some cases one or more domain names may actually point to one web site but I did not have the time to “fix” this issue. The number next to the domain name in the list represents the total number of unique visitors in the month of August 2012. A trend I noticed in the list below is that sites representing media, careers, education and government seemed to be the most popular. So, finally, here is the list:

  1. nation.co.ke 158930
  2. standardmedia.co.ke 146330
  3. safaricom.com 82556
  4. mocality.co.ke 76310
  5. kenyan-post.com 61662
  6. capitalfm.co.ke 57834
  7. uonbi.ac.ke 43723
  8. the-star.co.ke 41438
  9. kenyaplex.com 36243
  10. kenya-daily.com 34029
  11. helb.co.ke 28997
  12. ntv.co.ke 28238
  13. kenyanlist.com 27730
  14. nairobiwire.com 26065
  15. ghafla.co.ke 25920
  16. ku.ac.ke 22962
  17. safaricom.co.ke 20582
  18. futaa.com 20277
  19. businessdailyafrica.com 18245
  20. mashada.com 18125
  21. n-soko.com 17084
  22. iebc.or.ke 12744
  23. kenyancareer.com 12733
  24. kenyajoblink.com 12428
  25. citizennews.co.ke 12390
  26. nationmedia.com 11977
  27. jobsinkenya254.com 11811
  28. careerpointkenya.com 11510
  29. theeastafrican.co.ke 10621
  30. dealfish.co.ke 10303
  31. michezoafrika.com 10267
  32. bestjobskenya.com 10200
  33. brightermonday.com 9524
  34. wazua.co.ke 9461
  35. eastandard.net 9028
  36. identity.go.ke 8991
  37. ghettoradio.co.ke 8607
  38. kbo.co.ke 8586
  39. olx.co.ke 8457
  40. softkenya.com 8444
  41. yellow.co.ke 8087
  42. thetimpata.com 7449
  43. kenyalaw.org 7424
  44. niaje.com 7190
  45. yell.co.ke 7033
  46. jkuat.ac.ke 6681
  47. ghris.go.ke 6604
  48. crazynairobian.com 6379
  49. kasneb.or.ke 6322
  50. openbook.co.ke 6201
  51. mwakilishi.com 6152
  52. egoimagekenya.com 5943
  53. buni.tv 5936
  54. kpl.co.ke 5919
  55. jambonewspot.com 5745
  56. izvipi.com 5743
  57. careerjet.co.ke 5723
  58. mombasa411.org 5594
  59. egerton.ac.ke 5504
  60. businesslist.co.ke 5427
  61. citizentv.co.ke 5350
  62. kbc.co.ke 5315
  63. westfm.co.ke 5150
  64. tsc.go.ke 4952
  65. maseno.ac.ke 4804
  66. pesatalk.com 4767
  67. jamiiforums.com 4743
  68. kra.go.ke 4600
  69. knec.ac.ke 4504
  70. kenyamoja.com 4343
  71. mm.co.ke 4272
  72. cheki.co.ke 4263
  73. nationhela.com 4229
  74. kcbbankgroup.com 4056
  75. mmu.ac.ke 4055
  76. kplc.co.ke 3891
  77. in2eastafrica.net 3781
  78. kenyanmagazines.com 3769
  79. kenyapolice.go.ke 3758
  80. equitybank.co.ke 3680
  81. statehousekenya.go.ke 3661
  82. mku.ac.ke 3604
  83. nipate.com 3597
  84. uzanunua.com 3522
  85. foxtheatres.co.ke 3512
  86. swahilihub.com 3503
  87. strathmore.edu 3492
  88. jobseastafrica247.com 3389
  89. pikachakula.com 3329
  90. mmust.ac.ke 3247
  91. mu.ac.ke 3172
  92. kenya-airways.com 3170
  93. africareview.com 3155
  94. mod.go.ke 3133
  95. actors.co.ke 3070
  96. toyotakenya.com 3059
  97. kemu.ac.ke 2998
  98. yu.co.ke 2996
  99. kenyanstar.co.ke 2979
  100. kmtc.ac.ke 2946
  101. kenyaforum.net 2851
  102. kenyabuzz.com 2836
  103. raila-odinga.com 2835
  104. coastweek.com 2825
  105. jobscareerkenya.com 2825
  106. kenyastockholm.com 2812
  107. cio.co.ke 2789
  108. pigiame.co.ke 2747
  109. gormahia.net 2743
  110. safaricomfoundation.org 2653
  111. education.go.ke 2647
  112. knowkenya.org 2578
  113. co-opbank.co.ke 2568
  114. kenya4.com 2551
  115. cck.go.ke 2519
  116. zuku.co.ke 2484
  117. ehealth.or.ke 2469
  118. moseskemibaro.com 2458
  119. mzalendo.com 2437
  120. cickenya.org 2402
  121. mirp.go.ke 2310
  122. kenya47.com 2268
  123. marsgroupkenya.org 2268
  124. softkenya.net 2229
  125. zuqka.com 2222
  126. teachersonline.go.ke 2218
  127. chep.ac.ke 2181
  128. orange.co.ke 2152
  129. starfm.co.ke 2139
  130. yellowpageskenya.com 2127
  131. dailyjobsinkenya.com 2106
  132. kioskea.net 2098
  133. kenyacelebrities.com 2094
  134. schoolskenya.net 2094
  135. hivisasa.com 2087
  136. dennisitumbi.com 2074
  137. kenyanbestforum.com 2064
  138. revenue.go.ke 2038
  139. startimes.co.ke 2030
  140. centralbank.go.ke 2016
  141. psckjobs.go.ke 2007
  142. kenyapolytechnic.ac.ke 2002
  143. muchene.com 1987
  144. newsupdate.co.ke 1979
  145. educatekenya.info 1963
  146. allkenyanews.com 1961
  147. publicservice.go.ke 1949
  148. junkmail.co.ke 1947
  149. kws.org 1943
  150. itakuaje.com 1904
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12 Comments

  1. October 6, 2012 at 5:33 am — Reply

    This is a very important list͵ for more than a few reasons. Thanks for taking the time to compile it.

    • October 6, 2012 at 6:08 pm — Reply

      @peter thanks! Glad you appreciate the list 🙂

  2. October 7, 2012 at 7:12 pm — Reply

    what kind of time-period does the numbers cover ?

    • October 8, 2012 at 3:00 am — Reply

      @mike this is for the month of August 2012.

  3. October 8, 2012 at 6:36 am — Reply

    Great! Stats deliver perspective. Is it possible to have this appearing say, quarterly, bi-annually or annually? Statistically ie?

    • October 8, 2012 at 6:52 am — Reply

      @carolkmail great suggestion. I will ask my contacts at Opera for the same and see what they say? This could be ideal for the period July – September 2012.

  4. October 8, 2012 at 7:43 am — Reply

    Hi Moses, do you mind sharing the raw data say on email? Thank you for the comprehensive list.

  5. October 8, 2012 at 3:02 pm — Reply

    Nice info sir, hope you can be updating this bi-annually. Regards

    • October 8, 2012 at 3:48 pm — Reply

      @musa we will try and keep this updated from time to time.

  6. November 6, 2012 at 2:35 pm — Reply

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