Kenya- Swarms of Locusts Sweep Farmlands in Northern Kenya

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Samburu County in northern Kenya 27/08/2020

Samburu County in northern Kenya is witnessing its worst desert locust outbreak. Hundreds of millions are sweeping in the area and probably they are going to stay until the rainfall in October. There are fears these insects would continue to grow and spread reaching Kenya during the rainfall. This infestation poses a threat to food security. Daniel Lesaigor, the Disaster management officer in Samburu County, confirmed that authorities were able to combat the invasion of 400 swarms of locusts, and were able to contain 24 districts. Locusts invaded 980000 acres, affecting 192 thousand people in Samburu. Therefore, government is exerting painstaking efforts, especially in Samburu and Turkana County to combat locust infestation.

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