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Inside City Mortuary’s private wing and chapel

Nairobi County Chief Officer in Public Health Tom Nyakaba has announced the plans to unveil a private wing at City Mortuary, which will be in place in the next 45 days.

According to Mr Nyakaba, the private wing can hold 24 bodies and provide hearse and other related lowering gear services.

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“City Mortuary is the largest government-owned mortuary facility in East and Central Africa and currently has six (6) functional coolers with a capacity to store 200 bodies.

In the next 45 days, we intend to unveil a private wing that can hold 24 bodies,” Mr Nyakaba said on Thursday.

City Mortuary will also have a Chapel, which will be manned by a chaplain who can offer funeral services to those unable to secure a church facility before burying their kin.

“Together with Chief Officer, Health Facilities Mr Mosiria, we have engaged a contractor to ensure all coolers are repaired and restored to excellent working condition to give proper and dignified services to Nairobians who have lost their loved ones.”

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He said that the administration of Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja will ensure that those who have lost their loved ones are treated with respect as a mark of last respect.

During the address, Customer Service Chief Officer Ms Mathia said that her department would employ five customer service officers to handle customer care matters in the facility.

“A funeral allows friends and relatives to express the love and respect they feel for someone important to them. For starters, we will have five officers deployed to the county funeral home to assist with recording admissions and receiving clients.”

The county will also increase security personnel in the facility from the current six officers to 10.

The governor announced earlier that his administration is planning to restore dignity to the deaths and their families by improving the City Mortuary as well as the county cemeteries by installing new cooling units, cold room doors and drainage works.

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