By PATRICK KIMANZI in MWINGI
The vile swarm of millions of desert locusts currently destroying large swathes of vegetation across Kenya have invaded Tseikuru in Mwingi Sub-County, Kitui County.
Speaking to The COUNTY DIARY, Tseikuru Ward MCA Kilaa described the invasion as catastrophic.
“This is a national calamity and I urge county government in conjuction with National Government to move with speed and curb this disaster in waiting” said Kilaa.
The vile desert locusts in their millions, flying at 7Km per hour were first sighted at Kavou in Kaningo and within no time they had moved to Kasaini, Mathunyani and masyungwa, the Wiper MCA said.
“Reports reaching me indicate they are spending the night at kyuso” Kilaa, the Budget and Appropriation Committee Chairman at the Kitui County Assembly said today.
“We thank God for pouring heavy rains and we got very high yield, now these pests can easily bring serious hunger in our community. So far we are not feeling much presence of the govts other than just words.
No tangible actions to be felt on the ground.Have been advised by experts that even more could come tomorrow or this week following the same route these have followed and it can be worse.
I therefore urge my people to be more vigilant and shout at any sight of any swam.
God bless us and bless people of Tseikuru and Kitui county” said the MCA.