President Uhuru Kenyatta issued a decree to save a much-loved 100-year-old fig tree from being cut down. The tree is considered sacred by Kenya's most populous ethnic group, the Kikuyu. Environmentalists campaigned against the planned destruction of the tree for the highway project. Because of the presidential decree, the Kenyan National Highways Authority will reroute the road to preserve the tree. "This particular tree is just a symbol of the bigger picture of what we are asking for. We want a green and clean city and clean Kenya," said Elizabeth Wathuti, a prominent Kenyan environmental activist.