Not Again!! Locusts invade 2000 Hectares In Mandera
Desert locusts invade about 2,000 hectares of land in the Rhamudimtu ward in Mandera North, a day after Kenya was declared locust-free by the United Nations Food And Agricultural Organisation (FAO).
The area governor Honourable Roba said a swarm of locusts invaded the region Monday evening. The governor said that the locusts moved in from Ethiopia.
Yesterday Governor Roba said that the local technical team has revealed that the desert locusts that about 2000 hectares have been affected by the destructive insects.
The county government of Mandera County has called upon the national government to act swiftly to get rid of the locusts before they spread to other areas.
They suggested that government carry out aerial spraying to eliminate them.
According to the governor, there is fear that the desert locusts may destroy pasture for the pastoralists living in the area.
The first wave of locusts was reported in Kenya in November 2020, and the second wave invaded Kenya in February this year.