Seven Stars to transport baobab trees in Kilifi despite a ban – Capital Business

NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 25 – Logistic company Seven Stars will transport baobab trees in Kilifi County despite a ban by President William Ruto.

In a notice, the firm said that it will be carrying an abnormal load, warning road users to be careful.

The movement, which will be from February 15 to June 30, 2023, will be through Kilifi, Mtondia, Majaoni, Tezo, and Bofa Beach Road to Kilifi.

“All road users on the affected routes are adviced to exercise caution when in the vicinity of this abnormal cargo,” it said in a stamen.

Last year, the government cancelled a license that was issued to an international company after an outcry.

There were also some concerns about the impact of uprooting on the area’s biodiversity.

According to sources, tree owners were getting between $800 and $2,400 for selling the trees.

“I have instructed the Ministry of Environment and Forestry to look into the ongoing uprooting of Baobab trees in Kilifi County to ensure that it sits within the Convention on Biodiversity and the Nagoya Protocol,” Ruto said in his Twitter handle.

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