Kenyans Worried as Locust Invasion Spreads
The desert locusts that have ravaged north eastern Kenya have made their way to Meru, Garbatulla and Merti areas in Isiolo County. According to Meru County Agriculture executive Carol Mutiga, the crop protection department of the Ministry of Agriculture had promised to dispatch aircraft to conduct aerial spraying. In December, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization warned that the locust invasion in the neighbouring Somalia was likely to spread to other nations in the Horn of Africa, including Kenya, Djibouti, Eritrea, South Sudan and Sudan.
Locusts Now in Meru, Isiolo Counties
Nation, 9 January 2020
The desert locusts that have ravaged north eastern Kenya have made their way to Meru and Isiolo Counties even as government officials downplayed their threat. Read more »
Red locust (file photo).
The Food and Agriculture Organization says the locust invasion is worse than had been predicted and is likely to spread to other nations in the Horn of Africa, including Kenya, ... Read more »