After Bob Collymore became the latest renowned personality to be cremated, might you be aware of some of the most prominent Kenyans who have had their bodies cremated after their death?
Well, Bob Collymore, born in Guyana, a country in South America, followed these renowned Kenyans by having his body cremated. But first, how much does cremation cost in Kenya?
Cremation Cost in Kenya
Cremation of an adult cost between Ksh 9,000 and Ksh 13,000 while that of a child ranges between Ksh 6,000 and Ksh 4,000. The cost of scattering the ashes costs Ksh 1,000.
1. Prof. Wangari Maathai
Professor Wangari Maathai was a renowned social, environmental and political activist who became the first African women to win the Nobel Laureate. She passed away on September 25th, 2011 and was cremated at Kariorkor Crematorium on October 8th, 2011.
2. Kenneth Matiba
The famous Kenyan politician-cum-democracy activist passed away on April 15th, 2018 at Karen Hospital, Nairobi. He was created twelve days later on April 27th, 2018 at Langata Cemetery.
3. John Macharia
John Macharia was the son of SK Macharia, the founder and chairman of Royal Media Services. John passed away on April 26th, 2018 at Karen Hospital where he had been rushed after being involved in a grisly road accident along the Southern Bypass. According to sources, he was interred at Lang’ata Cemetery Crematorium a week after his passing, and only close family members were present.
4. Jeremiah Kiereini
Jeremiah Kiereini was a Kenyan billionaire who passed away on May 13th, 2019 at the age of 90. According to confidential sources, the billionaire was cremated on May 16th, 2019.
5. Githae Kiereini
Githae was the son of the late Jeremiah Kiereini and was cremated in 2017 after he was found dead in his care at his home in Karen.