• Pentagon shaped coffin costs between 30,000 and Sh50,000 without handles , and the price can shoot up to Sh65,000 -Sh70,000 inclusive of handles.
• Challenges faced in the coffin industry starts with when the death rate is low, the coffins fail to sell.
Unemployment in Nairobi has led people to venture into uncommon occupation to earn a living.
Death being inevitable and a journey every human has to go through, casket-making has become a booming business in Nairobi’s Huruma estate.
Each casket has its own price depending on the size, finishing, colour and design.
The costs of caskets start from Sh20,000 and we also have some which can cost Sh80,000.
A pentagon shaped casket costs between 30,000 and Sh50,000 without handles, and the price can shoot up to Sh65,000 -Sh70,000 inclusive of handles.
A double stair casket, which is the normal size, can cost between Sh25,000 to Sh30,000, while a high-roof coffin goes for Sh35,000 to Sh40,000.
There are ready made caskets and customized which are made from scratch.