Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja now says City Mortuary will be rebranded and named Nairobi Funeral Home.
Sakaja made the revelations while inspecting the ongoing modifications at the Mbagathi-road facility.
“Inspecting ongoing improvements at the City mortuary soon to be renamed the Nairobi Funeral Home today. We must give our people dignity and will,” the tweet reads.
Sakaja on Wednesday told the Star that works at the facility were already underway.
“Restoring dignity to our dearly departed and their families by improving the City Mortuary as well as our cemeteries. The contractor is on-site,” he said.
Works include the installation of new cooling units, cold room doors, and drainage works which is complete.
In October 2021, City Mortuary official David Wanjohi told the Star that the morgue is in need of new freezers as the existing ones often break down, costing hundreds of thousands to repair.
Wanjohi said despite the morgue having 14 freezers, seven of them are meant to be standby freezers.
As a result, Chief Officer, of Public Health Tom Nyakaba told the Star that a contractor is already on site to ensure all coolers are repaired and restored to excellent working condition.
“This is to give proper and dignified services to Nairobians who have lost their loved ones. Under Governor Sakaja’s leadership, we will ensure those who have lost their loved ones are treated with respect as a mark of last respect,” he said.