Langata Cemetery workers have taken to the streets to protest against delayed salary payments.
According to sources, the workers, who play a vital role in maintaining the sacred grounds, have been struggling with financial uncertainty, further exacerbated by the prolonged delay in receiving their wages.
In viral videos seen by this writer, the workers were captured burning tyres and singing solidarity songs such as “haki yetu” which simply translates to “We want our rights”.
The situation has ignited a fervent debate about the treatment and rights of those employed in critical public services.
Langata Cemetery, a site of historical and cultural significance, serves as the final resting place for many prominent figures.
The dedicated workers responsible for its upkeep play an essential role in preserving the legacy and dignity of those interred within its grounds.
Despite the integral role they play, these workers find themselves in a distressing predicament due to the non-payment of their salaries.
The situation has not only left them struggling to make ends meet but has also raised concerns about the broader implications for the upkeep and maintenance of this important site.
Efforts to address the issue are underway, with stakeholders engaging in discussions to find a resolution that ensures the welfare of the workers and the continued care of the cemetery.
As negotiations continue, the rallying cry of the Langata Cemetery workers serves as a poignant reminder of the importance of fair and timely compensation for those who dedicate themselves to the service of their communities.