A small introduction
The 100-acre cemetery was declared full 20 years ago. But bodies continue to arrive every day for burial. Sometimes it is not even possible to bury them the requisite six feet under, but families have limited options. Lang’ata cemetery is divided between a “permanent” and “temporary” section. At Lang’ata Cemetery, permanent graves for adults cost Sh30,000, children Sh4,000, and infants Sh2,000. Those from outside Nairobi are charged Sh40,000.
The county government of Nairobi has been recommending cremation, saying it is affordable. City Hall charges Sh16, 500 to cremate adults and Sh15, 500 for children