Government deploys a consultant in attempts to evacuate locusts
By Nzioka Justin
| February 17th 2020
first invasion almost three months ago, locusts have left farming counting
losses after their crops were destroyed in the process.
the desert locusts still continue wreaking havoc in some parts of the country,
despite the efforts by the government to spray them.
to the Agricultural CS Peter Munya, a consultant, has now been contracted to
assess the damages caused so far.
Addressing Karambari village residents on Sunday, CS Munya, in the company of Mbeere North MP Muriuki Njagagua revealed how the government intended to send the consultant together with other experts in all affected counties in attempts to assess the destruction suffered.
would like to know the magnitude of the crops destroyed so that we can find
ways to assist the victims," stated Mr. Munya.
noted how the government was prepared to fight the invasions, claiming that
there were sufficient resources meant for such.
noted how important it was to fight the locusts to avoid further destruction,
adding how the mature ones lay eggs leading to replication.
locust lays 160 eggs so the insects should be eliminated before they all lay
eggs," the CS added.
latest invasion on Friday, the locusts have already brought about huge
destruction, hence the essence of government intervention.
are now crying. So we are happy that the government has responded fast and that
spraying is going on," noted MP Muriuki.
pigeon peas were also not spared by the locusts, with farmer Cecily Muthoni
telling CS Munya how her muguka among other crops were ravaged, with nothing
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