Labourers of Langata Public Cemetery on Wednesday took to the streets to protest over unpaid dues.
Frustration boiled over as they gathered at the cemetery’s entrance, demanding their pay.
The protesting workers threatened to exhume bodies from fresh graves buried on September 20 as a sign of their discontentment with the situation.
Police arrived in the area and tried to contain the situation, in which some of the new graves had been left unattended.
Lang’ata sub-county police commander Monica Kimani said officers moved in to disperse the protesters after they started burning tyres near the entrance to Lang’ata police station.
Addressing the press after the incident, Nairobi County Secretary Patrick Analo confirmed that the casual workers had not been paid but the request for money has been launched and approved.
“It is just a matter of time, and they will be paid by next week. It’s unfortunate that they protested today and closed the cemetery, obstructing those who wanted to bury their loved ones,” Analo added.