Crisis in Nakuru as search for cemetery land continues

Crisis in Nakuru as search for cemetery land continues

Lack of a suitable land is hindering relocation of Njoro cemetery in Nakuru County, Njoro Member of County Assembly Hezy Kung’u has said.

In an interview on Tuesday, Hezy said that Njoro cemetery was filled up while under the management of the defunct Nakuru County Council and efforts have been made to purchase alternative land.

The MCA said that the County Government of Nakuru has already set aside funds for the purchase of an alternative cemetery site though the land available has been declared unsuitable.

Hezy said that the process could take a little bit longer if the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) fails to approve lands belonging to prospective sellers.

Kung’u said that funds allocated for the project were intact adding that the county government was more than willing to have the problem solved once and for all.

He, however, took issue with some political aspirants whom he said were taking advantage of the situation to confuse members of the public by claiming that funds allocated for purchase of cemetery land had been misappropriated.

The MCA said it was wrong for some political leaders to sponsor people to excavate old graves in order to bury the dead to create the impression that there was a crisis in the county.

Report by William Sawe

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