Nairobi eyeing 67-acre forest as cemetery in swap deal

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The Standard | by Josphat Thiong’o


Nairobi now wants to swap the filled-up 100-acre Langata Cemetery land with a 67- acre Kenya forest land nearby to serve as the county’s new burial grounds.

The land being eyed for the swap is next to Langata cemetery and if the deal is successful it will be converted into a cemetery for Muslims, Christians and Hindus.

The deal is meant to bring to an end the frantic search for a new cemetery by City Hall given that Langata cemetery was declared full 20 years ago…

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