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  • this century old sacred victory in Nairobi, Kenya, which stands four stories high, was at risk for removal.

  • Kenyan authorities wanted to relocate it to make way for a four lane, 17 mile highway funded by a Chinese corporation.

  • But Wednesday Kenya's president Uhuru Kenyatta issued in order to save the tree, declaring at a beacon of Kenya's cultural and ecological heritage.

  • Environmentalists had been campaigning against the planned destruction of the tree.

  • Elizabeth Wa Tooty is a prominent Kenyan environmental activist.

  • This decision today gives me hope that activism works when it comes to protecting our environment and our green spaces.

  • This particular victory is just a symbol off the bigger picture of what we're asking for.

  • We want a green and clean city, a green and clean Kenya that is also climate resilient and this means that we cannot afford to sacrifice our green spaces for anything including development.

this century old sacred victory in Nairobi, Kenya, which stands four stories high, was at risk for removal.

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Kenya's president saves beloved fig tree from removal

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/11/12
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