Locust invasion

Desert locusts to leave Kenya next month, FAO predicts

By | 2 months ago

Kenyans in areas hit hard by desert locusts can now breathe a sigh of relief as the insects are set to leave the country in July. The Food and Agricul...

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Russia gives Kenya Sh300 million to fight desert locusts

By | 4 months ago

In Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia, widespread breeding is in progress and new swarms are beginning to form, representing an unprecedented threat to food ...

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Kenyans set for tough year as Treasury cuts budget by Sh386 billion over Covid-19, locust invasion

By | 4 months ago

Out of the total Sh2.72 trillion budget, Sh1.8 trillion will be for recurrent expenditure while Sh551.9 billion has been allocated for development. ...

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Bill Gates donates Sh1bn to fight locusts in East Africa

By | 6 months ago

The desert locust invasion is the worst in 70 years for Kenya and the worst in 25 years for Somalia and Ethiopia....

Ministry of Agriculture Principal Secretary (PS) Prof. Hamadi Boga now says by end of June or July, Kenya will be locust-free. [PHOTO | FILE]
Somalia declares emergency over locust swarms

By | 6 months ago

Somalia is the first country in the Eastern Africa region to declare an emergency over locust infestation that has also spread to Kenya....

Ministry of Agriculture Principal Secretary (PS) Prof. Hamadi Boga now says by end of June or July, Kenya will be locust-free. [PHOTO | FILE]
Why locust invasion threatens cows: MP

By | 7 months ago

This is the worst locust invasion to hit Kenya in 70 years, with hundreds of millions of the insects swarming from Somalia and Ethiopia. ...

Ministry of Agriculture Principal Secretary (PS) Prof. Hamadi Boga now says by end of June or July, Kenya will be locust-free. [PHOTO | FILE]
Farmers fear crop loss as locusts invade Kitui County

By | 7 months ago

Kitui MCAs, Johnson Kanandu and Stephen Kivunsi, said the locusts first invaded Kitui through the Kora Game Reserve in Tseikuru....

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Swarm of locusts spotted in expansive Juja farm, Kiambu

By | 7 months ago

Locusts seen at Juja Farm in Juja Constituency ravaging plantations in an expansive bushy area that stretches 11km from the Thika highway....

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Panic as locusts spotted in Kirinyaga village

By | 7 months ago

The swarm of locusts has invaded several farms in Riandira village and residents fear their food crops may be destroyed....

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‘Locust invasion’ forced Ethiopian plane to divert

By | 7 months ago

East Africa has been hit by its worst locust invasion for 25 years, which has devastated crops across the region....

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