Commission moves to document world war memorial sites

The Commonwealth war graves Mbaraki cementary photo by CWGC

Mombasa,KENYA:The commonwealth war graves commission has undertaken a move to document world war memorial sites and sculptures it manages world wide.

This is according to the supervisor at the Commonwealth war graves in Mombasa Michael Kilambi Mbula.
“The documentation will involve 3D scanning so as to help them replicate the sculptures incase of vandalization or destruction.” Michael told Baraka FM.

Experts from the UK were seen at the Mombasa African memorial park in Mwembe Tayari which is managed by the commission.

Garbage hindering preservation of World war memorial sites in Mombasa

The commission conducts yearly renovations ahead of of the International time of remembrance and reconciliation for those who lost their lives during the Second World War which is commemorated worldly on 8th and 9th of May.

However Mbua told Baraka FM that the commission commemorates the day in mid November.
The Mombasa African memorial park is the only memorial site for African troops who fought for the Kings of African riffles during the war.

A few years ago area residents woke up to one the sculptors having been vandalized of its
‘ walking stick’.

Michael says such incident pushed them to document the sculptors.

Other historical sites that have been set aside in remembrance of the victims who died in the war which include the Commonwealth Mbaraki cemetery and the Majimbo cemetery in Tudor.