The WhatsApp phone application makes communication easier. It also helps ease exchange of videos, pictures and audio tracks. Some Kenyans, however make exchanging a touch too far, and finish up posting in appropriate files on WhatsApp groups. This week, we sample some.
1. Smiling inside the morgue
Pictures are taken to ensure that one remembers the happy moments. Why a matured would take pictures of your dead man in a very coffin, grey as ash with cotton wool from the nostrils and post in on web 2 . 0 beats me! Or capturing pictures, smiling as being a Cheshire cat, inside morgue.
2. Hell threats
We have received those messages that end with, “Repost this if you want Jesus so you don’t wish to go to hell” or “Post this to 30 people and pay attention to your life improvement in 15 seconds.” Please, don’t repost such messages for a WhatsApp group. 9apps if you need to, do it to those with who you share precisely the same religious beliefs with.
3. Online hawkers
A family or work WhatsApp group should strictly be that: family and work! But some enterprising Kenyans keep posting pictures and prices of Chinese or multi-level marketing products to remain selling as part of their side hustles to workmates. What the hell?
4. That amputated limb…
We all feel sad that you had to pass through an appendectomy operation, but why cross Ole Lenku’s red line by posting pictures of your respective gory newly stitched wound? Or the Caesarian section scar, or freshly amputated limb, or…okay, you catch my drift?
5. Those pictures of mutura
Why take pictures of food before eating? Unless you are inside the culinary world, or else you are a 15-year-old girl inside a boarding school, why take pictures of your mutura, choma or pizza before eating?
6. ‘Gory accident’ at Mlolongo
Kenyans contain the disgusting habit of taking photos at accident scenes then posting them on WhatsApp groups. Imagine you are going eat lunch, just for a bloody picture of any ‘gory accident’ at Mlolongo to pop-up from the group’s admin.
7. Too much 4-1-1
Nobody is interested in seeing the mole you cut-off from your stench trench. Nobody must know that your troublesome uncle is visiting. Nobody must know that your landlord has raised rent. Brake on excessive 4-1-1!