Editor's Review

Google Street View on Tuesday released data showing Kenya’s most sought after locations in the past year. 

Google Street View on Tuesday, May 24 released data showing Kenya’s most sought after locations in the past year from bus stations, historical buildings, business centres, national parks, museums, hotels, and cities.

The data was released to commemorate Street View’s 15th anniversary and to showcase the various places that hold significance to Kenyans. 

Speaking during the release of the data Communications & Public Affairs Manager, Kenya, Sharon Machira said: “Street View is a virtual representation of our surroundings on Google Maps, consisting of billions of panoramic images. Street View’s content comes from two sources, Google and contributors. Through our collective efforts, we enable people everywhere to virtually explore the world.”

According to the data, Nairobi’s Tea-room area , a 24-hour bus terminal for travellers heading to Rift valley, Western, Central and Coastal Kenya regions attracted the highest number of views. 

What Kenyans viewed most on Street View

1. Tea-room

2. Kenya National Archives & Documentation Service

3. Imenti House

4. Star Shopping Mall

5. Kimathi Chambers

6. Total Energies Frontview Service Station

7. United Snacks & Hotel

8. Bihi Towers

9. RNG Plaza

10. Nyayo House, Nairobi.

Top Museums Clicked on Street View between April 2021 - April 2022

1. Kenya National Museum Society

2. National Archives Moi Avenue

3. Fort Jesus Museum

4. National Museums of Kenya

5. Aberdare

6. Karen Blixen Museum

7. Kitale Museum

Cities and Admin Areas with the most visitors on Street View between May 2021 - April 2022)

1. Nairobi

2. Mombasa

3. Nakuru

4. Eldoret