Langata Member of Parliament Phelix Odiwuor alias Jalango has responded to podcaster Murugi Munyi's pleas concerning the Langata public cemetery.
In a screengrab shared on Murugi's Instagram stories, she revealed that the first-time legislator had reached out to her and assured her that changes are underway.
Murugi had put up a post calling upon Nairobi's governor Johnson Sakaja and the area's MP Jalango to work together on the revamping and beautification of the Langata cemetery.
"@jalangoo @isakaja Something should be done about the state of Lang'ata Cemetery. I commend that it's quite clean but the overgrown bushes, the dusty and bumpy road. lack of proper demarcation. it's indignifying," part of her lengthy call for action post read.
"It is the largest cemetery in Kenya where most bury their dead in the city. And yet it seems so poorly taken care of and maintained. Tufanye kitu please. Tarmac the roads, plant some good trees and flowers, place benches around," the rest of Murugi's earlier post calling on the two politicians for change had read.
Replying to the call for action from the content creator assured her that he was already working on something.
The former actor/comedian shared in length part of his petition that he was hoping to table in Parliament soon which Murugi re-shared on her Instagram stories with the general public reassuring them that change was in the horizons.
Captioning the post she wrote, "Mhesh has said he is working on this! This is part of a petition that he is tabling in Parliament soon (praying emoji) Jalangoo Asanti,"
Lang’ata Cemetery, is a public cemetery located in Nairobi, Kenya. It was established in the early 1900s (documented articles believe 1958) and was originally used for the burial of European settlers and their families.
The cemetery was named after the Lang’ata farm, which was owned by a British settler named Berkeley Cole. The farm was later sold to the government and the cemetery was established on a section of the land.
During the colonial era, the cemetery was segregated and only Europeans were allowed to be buried there.
Africans and other non-Europeans were buried in separate cemeteries. However, after Kenya gained independence in 1963, the cemetery was opened up to all races and religions.