Garissa County Government has been forced to dispatch a team of Veterinary officers to areas invaded by locusts after a deadly animal disease emerged.
Speaking on Thursday at Garissa Farmers Training Center, the County Executive for Livestock, Mohamed Abdi said the disease has left over 100 goats dead in Dadaab and Lagdera areas.
The CEC noted that the mysterious disease turned meat of the affected animal yellow and green in colour.
He appealed to the locals to stop consuming meat until the veterinary officers were done with investigations of the disease.
"We advised the locals to keep off consumption of the meat until the vet doctors were done with investigations over the reported disease,'' said the CEC as recorded in Garissa County Government Press Unit.
According to residents the disease affected animals which grazed on pastures affected by locusts and it killed the animals within a day.
On his part, Chairman Livestock and Agriculture, Daud Aden, urged the response team to include the more than willing locals to help scare away the desert locust.
As a new swarm of locusts is reported to make entry into Kenya's territory, the National Government has deployed an aircraft to help spray and prevent the breeding of the insects.
The response team include Garissa County Government, Office of the county Commissioner, National Drought Management Authority and the Kenya Red Cross Society.