The Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) has announced plans to transplant and relocate a Fig Tree that stands in the middle of the Nairobi Expressway operation area. The tree sits at the Mpaka road-Waiyaki way junction.
KeNHA is yet to announce the tree’s new location.
The Nairobi Expressway Project is a 27-kilometer road project beginning from Mlolongo through the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) and Nairobi’s CBD to Westland’s area along Waiyaki Way.
This iconic fig tree sits right at the center of the Nairobi Expressway operation area. We have planned to transplant and relocate the tree to a new location as part of our environmental conservation efforts. pic.twitter.com/We8Rij9U84
— Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) (@KeNHAKenya) October 1, 2020
The project broke grounds in October last year with China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) as the contractor. The latter is responsible for the design, financing, and construction of the road under a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) framework.