KOT react to Google maps location to Biwott’s burial
Kenyans on Twitter have expressed mixed reactions after a photo of the late Nicholas Biwott’s funeral program was shared with Google coordinates for the location.
In the funeral programme shared with mourners during Tuesday’s requiem mass, a footnote with the location coordinates was shared.
The funeral programme had indicated that the ceremony will take place at Maria Soti Girls’ Centre in Kaptarakwa then the family will proceed to the grave side.
Google coordinates to the venue were written down in the programme and when entered online they showed a location past Kaptarakwa town in Elgeyo Marakwet.
The educational centre, which is in Kaptarakwa will host mourners for the late Biwott’s funeral.
The provision of coordinates has excited the online community as users termed the move as a first.
The most common way used in funeral programmes and other invites is usually drawn maps.
Going to Biwott's funeral? Don't ask directions, they just changed the game. Just enter Google coordinates given& you're home.No kabambe ppl pic.twitter.com/jWGuFTQm2T
— Kenya West© (@KinyanBoy) July 18, 2017
Those attending Biwott's burrial directions is via GPS coordinates? pic.twitter.com/EtlguNPBUv
— THEEHUSTLA (@Kyule_anthony) July 18, 2017
Professional mourners with kadunda phones when they saw you need to enter coordinates to know where Nicholas Biwott is being buried.. pic.twitter.com/EpsgYzB0WP
— Kenipedia (@ghettobiologist) July 18, 2017
Here are the coordinates in decimal degrees for those who really want to go and give Biwott a send off. pic.twitter.com/5mH4pcb9mH
— Oloo (@Oloofrank) July 18, 2017
Does this apply to our village forks? Gogo wa home awezishikanisha.
— Jefferson Edward O. (@jeffonyambu) July 18, 2017
They’re a bit late to the game.
All wedding invites I’ve received this year have had co-ordinates only – not even names! :-/
— Kaniu, Wanja’s daddy (@SPKaniu) July 18, 2017