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.

Red locust (file photo).


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