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Munya assumes office with new strategies to control Locust invasion

Peter Munya, who is the new Agriculture Cabinet secretary, has started working with the ministry. The CS has already announced the new measures to be employed by the government in a bid to control locust menace.

Munya was moved from industrialization, and one day after, he said that three spraying aircraft would be sent to the affected counties. The control operation in the affected areas will commence on Thursday.

Currently, one military aircraft and two from private entities are under equipping with the chemicals required for the process. Besides, four aircraft will be used for surveillance of the swamps movement.

In his speech, Munya said, “Two aircraft from Kenya Pipeline Company and the other from Kenya wildlife Service and Kenya Forest Service will aid in the surveillance process. At the moment, the airplanes are going through logistic inspection.

The affected areas have been distributed with additional 20,000 litres of pesticides. According to a confirmation by Munya, eight counties have been affected by locust invasion; these are Mandera, Wajir, Marsabit, Garissa, Meru, Samburu, and Laikipia.

Further, Munya said that the government had allocated Sh30 million to buy the relevant chemicals required to contain the locust. Contrary to reports, the CS noted that there are useful chemicals in controlling the insect.

On January 9, an entomologist said that the more it rains, the faster the spread of desert locust across the country. Muo Kasina, who is the chairman of the Entomological Society of Kenya, said that if not controlled, they would invade other counties.

Kasina said, “As the locust fly there are high chances of mating and breeding locally. The insects identify the most suitable habitats where the population can multiply fast.”

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