Fear as New Locust Swarms Invade Kenya

Farmers have criticised the government for abandoning the war on the destructive insects and called for speedy intervention. They are worried that the invasion could lead to major losses and hunger, given that aerial spraying of the insects has been put on hold in some places due to the coronavirus crisis.

Residents of Mahiga-Meru village chase desert locusts using old aluminium cooking pots, iron sheets and twigs, in Laikipia County, Kenya, February 25, 2020.

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