Sakaja revamps Lang’ata cemetery to give the dead beautiful resting place

By , K24 Digital
On Sat, 28 Jan, 2023 15:21 | 2 mins read
Sakaja gives langata cemetery facelift
Langata Cemetery in Nairobi. PHOTO/Courtesy

Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja has launched measures in a bid to revamp Lang'ata cemetery.

In a statement shared, the first-term governor alluded that he had deployed a team to clean the graveyard to give it a facelift and ensure that the dead have a beautiful resting place.

He stated that the efforts would provide dignity to the departed.

"I issued a directive to the environment team to clear and make the cemetery tidy. We must ensure that we provide dignity to all including the departed," he stated.

He added: "The environment sector then mobilized its workforce to assist the public health sector in undertaking the stated assignment (clearing overgrown grasses, bushes, slashing, litter picking, etc),"

Lang'ata cemetery
Nairobi City County embarked on a major clean up and restoration of Lang'ata Cemetery in January 2023. PHOTO/Courtesy

So far, the team has cleaned overgrown bushes, mowed, levelled uneven patches, and cleaned the surrounding.

The county head also noted that they will restore dilapidated roads and signage.

"The team is working very hard to improve this. We all deserve to be treated with dignity. Dead or alive. This is how we will continue conducting our business by ensuring order, dignity, hope, and providing opportunities for all," he added.

Lang'ata cemetery has two slots; the temporary and permanent grave.

The permanent grave costs Ksh30,500 while the temporary one costs Ksh7,000.

For the temporary graves, it is all about the 'bury and go' meaning that the bodies of the departed will be disposed of after a few months (the grave remains intact for at least three months) whereas the permanent graveyards remain intact.

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