It can be a daunting task getting everything in order when a loved one dies. In particular, finding a hearse in Kenya is considered as one of the greatest ways of showing that the deceased’s life mattered to those left behind.
Even though it is a requirement, issues arise when you are asked about the costs to be incurred by the funeral committee any time the question of hiring a hearse arises. Well, here’s everything you must know about hiring a hearse in Kenya:
Cost of a hearse and funeral ceremony transport
Transportation is considered as one of the highest vote heads when arranging a funeral. While some families in Kenya will adopt public means to transport the remains of their loved one, others will be confined to hiring hearses.
Well, the cost of a hearse and funeral ceremony transport will depend on factors like the distance between the burial place and the funeral home, number of people to be transported, type of vehicles to be used, and the number of vehicles to be hired. Nonetheless, the cost of a hearse and funeral ceremony transport in Kenya will start from Ksh.1,500.
Limit of passengers a hearse can carry at a go
The COVID-19 rules have imposed regulations on the limit of passengers a hearse can carry at a go. Initially, the limit of passengers a hearse can carry at a go relied on its carrying capacity/number of seats. Currently, the limit of passengers a hearse can carry at a go is set at 4 (depending on the size of the hearse).
Besides the hearse, do funeral homes offer other transport inclusive or exclusive?
Well, this will depend with the arrangements you make with the funeral home’s management. In most cases, funeral homes in Kenya will only offer a hearse at a cost. Developed funeral homes may make arrangements for other transportation services. However, this might be a little bit expensive. It would be a great idea to arrange for other means of transport besides the hearse, and outside the funeral home.
Which is the most affordable and most expensive hearse service in Kenya?
You must appreciate that the cost of hiring a hearse will depend on the aforementioned factors. However, local funeral homes will provide you with the most affordable hearse services in Kenya. Similarly, advanced funeral homes like Lee Funeral Home and private renters are known to offer the most expensive hearse services in Kenya.
Can a hearse be hired overnight or it’s just a day service
Yes, a hearse can be hired overnight. However, it will be at your cost. You may have to cater for the security of the hearse alongside the upkeep costs of the driver. In most cases, people transporting their loved ones’ remains to upcountry destinations are allowed to seek hearses that are hired overnight. It is cost-effective to seek day service hires if you will be conducting the burial at a place close to the funeral home where the deceased’s remains are being attended to.
What is the maximum number of days of hiring a hearse?
Most funeral homes and funeral transport service companies don’t have a prescription for the maximum number of days of hiring a hearse. You will have to pay for every day the hearse spends in the funeral.