Kenya's first private cemetery that will target super rich Kenyans is set to be established on a 69-acre of land in Nyandarua County at a cost of Sh800 million.
This comes after government through Health Cabinet Secretary Cleopa Mailu approved its setting up. In a gazette notice, government said the property known as Gates of Pearl will be situated next to Kinale Forest and will proceed into full development where 35,000 “resting places’’ will be available for sale at premium prices.
An unit at the cemetery is set to go for Sh130,000, with a single grave having a lease of up to 50 years. The contract to set up the facility, which will have a chapel, a petrol station and a cafeteria has been awarded to two Canadian landscape architectural firms, Erik Lees & Associates and Birmingham & Wood Architects.
Surrounding each gravesite will be concrete seats, where relatives and friends can converge for annual memorials.
“The memorial park will provide premium interment lots and memorialization sites,” said Alliance Capital, the main investor of the project, which has since received a go ahead from the National Environmental Management Authority (Nema).