NAIROBI CEMETERY : DESIGN PROJECT

LANGATA CEMETERY
Langata Cemetery has declared that they are quickly running out of space. Tons of
concrete and steel is used to make burial vaults to prevent vandalism.
There are two types of burial grounds within the cemetery: Permanent and Temporary
graves.
The cost of a permanent grave for an adult is between 25,000-30,000 shs and for
children 3-17 years of age is 13,000 shs, and for infants is 12,000 shs
The Temp Graves are basically 3 bodies in each grave slot, one burried 6Ft deep,
another 4Ft deep and then one 3Ft deep.
SITE ENVIRONS
ENTRANCE FROM KUNGU KARUMBA ROAD
MCA OFFICE
LANGATA CEMETERY
NEGLECTED GRAVE NEGLECTED GRAVES DOMESTIC ANIMALS GRAZING AT THE CEMETERY
GRAVES AT ENTRANCE OF LANGATA CEMETERY
PROBLEM STATEMENT
In Nairobi as well as other towns in Kenya, the land for burying the dead is running out
quick, as seen in Nairobi's Langata Cemetery.Apart from the lack of land other
problems such as land grabbing and lack of maintainance of the existing graveyards is
prevelant. The grave yard scandal of 2012, where by the government bought land for
burials in Athi River at a very inflated price and it resulted to one of the countries
corruption scandals.
Therefore since there is not much land left for burials, and there is a misuse
and lack of maintainance of the existing grave yards in kenya, perhaps its time
for Kenyans to maximize on the remaining land by use of vertical graves

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