In Summary
  • Ntangilia and Mula are major food baskets for residents of Tigania.
  • Mr Langat said minimal damage was caused in Ndumuru since the destructive insects did not stay there for long.
  • Ms Mutiga said the locust swarms that had invaded Ndumuru and Mariara on Saturday have been suppressed.

More desert locust swarms have invaded parts of the Meru-Isiolo border even as the insects that settled in the area last Saturday were contained through aerial spraying.

New swarms have settled in Ndumuru (Igembe North), Ntangilia and Mula in Tigania East, posing a threat to crops.

Ntangilia and Mula are major food baskets for residents of Tigania, with some sections of the area having irrigation projects where vegetables are grown.

Igembe North Deputy County Commissioner Charles Langat said minimal damage was caused in Ndumuru since the destructive insects did not stay there for long.

VEGETATION INTACT

“The locusts mostly settled on acacia trees. The vegetation is intact but we are on the lookout for new swarms to ensure a timely response,” Mr Langat said.

Meru County Agriculture Executive Carol Mutiga said the locust swarms that had invaded Ndumuru and Mariara on Saturday had been suppressed.

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