Sakaja says tree 'pruned' in Nairobi CBD over Marabou stork invasion

Sakaja says tree 'pruned' in Nairobi CBD over Marabou stork invasion

A side-by-side image of Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja and a tree that was pruned in the CBD. PHOTOS | COURTESY

  • The tree, which sits at the heart of the city on Kenyatta Avenue near the Bank of India, seemingly had its branches cut off, an act that angered residents.
  • However, Sakaja defended the move saying it was not done out of malice but is rather just procedural tree pruning.

Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja has come out to reassure city dwellers amidst public uproar over alleged cutting of a tree in the Central Business Department (CBD).

The tree, which sits at the heart of the city on Kenyatta Avenue near the Bank of India, seemingly had its branches cut off, an act that angered residents.

However, taking to social media on Friday, Sakaja defended the move saying it was not done out of malice but is rather just procedural tree pruning.

According to the county boss, the pruning was occasioned by cries from pedestrians over Marabou stork invasion, further adding that the tree shall be nurtured back to its original state.

"I have been assured that the pruning done after the outcry by pedestrians due to the recent Marabou stork’s invasion was procedural and that the tree shall be nurtured," Sakaja wrote on Twitter.

"Again I reiterate, we will increase our tree cover in the city. I was upset as you all but the tree will grow."


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