Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka has weighed in on the locust invasion ravaging parts of the country.

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Speaking on Saturday during the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) meeting in Kitui county, the former Vice President termed the invasion a national disaster.

He revealed that he had engaged the Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya on the matter.

"Locusts have invaded this area (Nzige wamevamia eneo hili). This is a national disaster," the Wiper leader said.

"Mr Munya told me that the pesticide that was being used was coming from Japan, and Tanzania. The one he was using was akin to water. This was an IGAD issue. (Mr Munya aliniambia pesticide ilikuwa inatoka Japan, Tanzania. Eti, ile alikuwa anapiga ilikuwa kama maji. Story ya nzige was an IGAD issue)," he added.

Kalonzo Musyoka's words come in the context of an ongoing government campaign against the locust invasion.

The government has dispatched aircraft to the worst-hit areas to help with the spraying of the pesticide.

The insects have been moving in droves, wreaking untold havoc in their wake.

Farmers have urged the government to act fast so as to shield their crops from being destroyed by the insects.

The locusts are said to have moved from as far as Yemen.