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Nairobi Cemeteries

Various Cemeteries in Nairobi

  • Nairobi South Cemetery - Commonwealth War Graves Commission

    This cemetery is located 3 kilometres south-east of the city center on Uhuru Highway leading from the  airport to Nairobi town center. Coming from the airport the cemetery is situated directly beside the road on the left, adjacent to the Bunyala roundabout. This is the first roundabout after the Nyayo National Stadium.During the First World War, Nairobi was the headquarters of the King’s African Rifles and became the main hospital center for the East African campaign.

    Nairobi South Cemetery contains 155 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, mostly in one section, interspersed by civilian graves. There are also two burials of the Second World War.The cemetery also contains the Nairobi British and Indian Memorial, a screen wall which commemorates British and Indian officers and men who lost their lives in the East African campaign before the advance to the Rufiji in January 1917.

  • Nairobi Park Cemetery - Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

    The cemetery is located in City Park and is accessed from the Limuru Road just opposite the Aga Khan Hospital.Other Notes: The first burial recorded in the cemetery was that of Minnie Banbury who died on 18th October 1943. This cemetery contains many of the European casualties, both civilian and military, from the time of the Emergency. Ownership: Nairobi City Council

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