The old Kilifi mortuary was in bad shape, this led the county government to start building a new one. The mortuary, which had been closed for 5 months, has been given a new face after its completion.
This is good news to Kilifi County residents and especially those in the coffin-making business. Traders in the business of selling coffins in Kilifi town are optimistic that their businesses will boom following the opening of the mortuary.
The facility has the capacity to hold 60 bodies at any one time and will now spare residence the agony of having to travel to Malindi or Mombasa for mortuary services.
Kilifi North member of Parliament, Owen Mbaya, has challenged the locals to invest in coffin and Hass business as the mortuary serves people from as far as Garrisa, Lamu, Tana River and Kilifi County at large.
Kilifi Governor Amason Kingi says the process of constructing a new mortuary was started in 2014 during a rapid response initiative. Kingi says the County will seek Court orders to dispose of unclaimed bodies in order to prevent overcrowding in the funeral facility.
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