Locals resort to desperate measures to fight locust invasion

Locusts have invaded parts of Wajir and Mandera counties in recent days. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • In some areas police, who were providing security to the residents, were seen shooting in the air to scare away the locusts.
  • All this comes as the government remains mum on the invasion that is threatening to wipe out much-needed animal pasture.
  • Wajir's agriculture chief officer Noor Mohammed said a helicopter had been dispatched to Mandera for aerial spraying.
  • The residents are staring at a full blown invasion as another swarm from Somalia invaded Kutulo town on Friday.

Residents of Wajir and Mandera counties have resorted to desperate methods to scare away armies of desert locusts that invaded parts of the devolved units five days ago from neighbouring Somalia.

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