State faces new headache in battle against locusts

Desert locusts are pictured in Gurar, Wajir North, on January 16, 2020. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The voracious pests have been laying eggs along their migratory paths which started from Wajir, Mandera, Isiolo and Samburu counties.
  • Irregular heavy rains have favoured heavy breeding, triggering the mass hatching reported in Samburu.

A new generation of hopper bands that hatched last month in Northern Kenya has matured and ready to fly, signalling a new headache to the government as it battles locusts menace.

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