More locusts are said to have invaded the border between Meru and Isiolo, despite the efforts by the government to curb the situation through aerial spraying following the previous invasion.
The latest to invasion is Ndumuru, Ntangilia and Mula, becoming a threat to the crops. Mula and Ntangilia are believably the source of food to Tigania residents.
Deputy County Commissioner for Igembe North Mr Charles Langat said that only minor destruction was suffered since the pests did not camp for long in the area.
"The swarms only patched on acacia trees, and every other vegetation is intact. We are now keeping a close watch to ensure timely response should there arise any other invasion," said Mr. Langat.
Meru County Executive for Agriculture Ms Carol Mutiga reported that the previous swarms had been dealt with, and no much damage was suffered since many pests died from the aerial spray, while others were rendered immobile by the pesticide.
"An aerial and ground surveillance is still ongoing, and the Meru swarm has already been suppressed," said Ms Mutiga.
A joint team made up of Tharaka Nithi, Meru, Isiolo, Samburu and Laikipia Counties, Lewa Conservancy and private firms has already been formed in efforts to fight the locusts, with the Entomology Society of Kenya chair Dr. Muo Kasina adding that economical damage over the affected areas is yet to be established.