Nairobi Buildings With Swastika Design Viewed Through Google Maps

Posted In Web - By Tech Mtaa On Friday, June 24th, 2011 With 7 Comments

We have just been travelling throughout Nairobi using Google maps and one of the most prominent landmark buildings we came across are some buildings right inside Kenyatta National Hospital. The buildings have the German Swastika designs when viewed through the Google satellite photos.

Swastika11 Nairobi Buildings With Swastika Design Viewed Through Google Maps

It would be interesting to learn more about the history of the buildings. We think that they are the nurses quarters but we might be wrong. The buildings are right opposite Kemri University of Oxford Wellcome Trust Collaborative Programme offices.

Though the Swastika has remained the symbol of religion in Hinduism, Budhism and Jainism, its use by the Nazi Party in Germany is controversial and evokes bitter memory among the Jews.

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  • http://twitter.com/bill_mike Bill Mike

    The ”swastika’ sign has not “remained”a symbol for hinduism etc. It was there ever since and it was Hitler’s fascination with some of the stories in Indian mythology that link to their alien ancestry that led the Nazi party adopt it as their sign as well. Interesting observation on the map though :-)

  • http://twitter.com/bill_mike Bill Mike

    The ”swastika’ sign has not “remained”a symbol for hinduism etc. It was there ever since and it was Hitler’s fascination with some of the stories in Indian mythology that link to their alien ancestry that led the Nazi party adopt it as their sign as well. Interesting observation on the map though :-)

  • MsemaKweli

    Interesting observation… but one that can only be done by some1 with lots of free time in his/her hands.

    • http://www.techmtaa.com Wuod Nyaoke

      So when Mars Group shows you the 200 Billion shillings error in the budget they have more time in their hand? That is our work, to look at the tech side off things ordinary eyes would ignore.

    • http://www.techmtaa.com Wuod Nyaoke

      So when Mars Group shows you the 200 Billion shillings error in the budget they have more time in their hand? That is our work, to look at the tech side off things ordinary eyes would ignore.

  • http://twitter.com/Kenyangriot Kenyangriot

    Interesting observation 

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