Farmers worried as locust swarms invade parts of Mwingi - News Summed Up

Farmers worried as locust swarms invade parts of Mwingi


By KITAVI MUTUAMore by this AuthorResidents of Mwingi North in Kitui County are a worried lot after swarms of locusts invaded their farms. The affected areas are Tseikuru, Kyuso, Mivukoni and Katse in the vast constituency where farmers’ efforts to harvest their maize and green grams have been disrupted. According to County Chief officer for Water Kioko Kiilu, the locusts were first sighted on Tuesday morning moving from the northern side of Tharaka-Nithi and Meru counties. “A team of county agriculture officials led by Deputy Governor Wathe Nzau is already on the ground monitoring the situation to help in mapping the affected areas,” said Mr Kiilu. LOCUSTS SPREADThe locusts first invaded the Mwingi Game Reserve that separates Kitui and Meru counties before spreading to other inhabited areas.


Source: Daily Nation January 22, 2020 07:30 UTC



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