High population hampering spray of locusts in Nakuru

A high concentration of people is hampering efforts by Nakuru County to contain the invasion of desert locust in some parts of the County.

According to Governor Lee Kinyanjui, aerial spraying of the locusts by county officers has been hampered and delayed due to the large number of people within the affected areas.

Addressing the media on Monday,Kinyanjui said that aerial spraying of locusts in the affected areas would pose a great health risk to people within the areas.

He however noted that the county was using other available options of combating the locusts to avert further destruction of crops and vegetation.

Last week large swarms of locusts invaded parts of Nakuru County with farmers in Molo,Njoro,Rongai, Subukia and Bahati counting losses due to destruction of crops and vegetation

The county has been using has since been using hand and aerial sprays to kill the destructive locusts.

Farmers in the affected areas might be forced to go back to their farms for replanting after the desert locusts destroyed all the crops they had planted.

Governor Kinyanjui noted that the county was monitoring the movement of the locusts to stop them from spreading to other areas of the county

He appealed  to residents to alert the county officers immediately they spot any signs of locust in their villages to enable a quick response.




Martin Gichinga
Author: Martin Gichinga

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