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Kisumu Cemetery

  • Country Kenya
  • Total identified casualties 65 Find these casualties
  • Identified casualties from First & Second World War
  • GPS Coordinates Latitude: -0.0828, Longitude: 34.73977

Please note

Please proceed with caution when visiting this cemetery. Do not carry valuables.

Location information

Kisumu is on Lake Victoria, 350 kilometres north-west of Nairobi. The cemetery is on the north-western side of the town on the road to the Busia border post with Uganda. The dirt road to the cemetery is to the left (west) of the road out of Kisumu about 300 metres past the entrance to Kisumu airport. The dirt road to the cemetery runs between the Ministry of Works Depot and the Caltex petrol station. The turning is marked by an RDS (often damaged by passing lorries). The cemetery is around 500 metres down the dirt road, and is part of a larger disused civil cemetery.

Visiting information

Kisumu Cemetery is open Monday to Friday between 06:00 and 18:00. Outside of these hours the cemetery is locked with a coded padlock. If you are intending to visit this site outside of these hours the code to the padlock can be obtained from our our office in Kenya on 00 254 20260 4301.

History information

This is a civil cemetery used for War burials (chiefly by No. 4 Base Hospital) from July, 1915, to September, 1920. There are 9 Commonwealth burials of the 1914-1918 war, 4 were brought in after the Armistice, there are 9 German burials, all of the 12th September, 1914, which were brought from Kisii Boma. There are also 47 Commonwealth burials of the 1939-1945 war.