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CULTURAL CONFLICT

Njonjo cremation challenges Kenyan tradition

Funeral costs, shrinking burial space are changing negative attitudes

In Summary

• Many urban residents depend on public cemeteries, most of which are full of graves

• Not many are convinced cremation is environment-friendly. Cleric says it is unbiblical

The rapid cremation of the late Charles Njonjo after his death once again highlighted clashing attitudes towards funerals in Kenya.

Cremation has long been practised by Kenyans of Asian and ...