State out to eradicate locusts before long rains

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Nation | by Waweru Wairimu


The government is committed to eliminating desert locusts — which continue to wreak havoc in over 10 counties — before the onset of the long rains expected in April, to prevent further devastation of crops and rangelands.

Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya has said that besides the ground and aerial control sparing which is going on in the affected counties, the government is also training local communities on reporting of the swarms so that they are sprayed within the shortest time possible…

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