Locust menace turns into source of livelihood for poor villagers 

Desert locusts

A picture taken on February 8, 2021, shows a local farmer chasing away desert locusts at maze field in Meru, Kenya.

Photo credit: AFP

What you need to know:

  • Pests have devastated crops and pastures in many parts of the country.
  • Firm is buying critters from locals at Sh50 per kilogramme for use in making chicken feeds and fertilisers.

Enormous swarms of desert locusts have caused major devastation to crops and livelihoods in the country — the worst invasion in 70 years.

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