Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya has expressed confidence that locust invasion in the country will be dealt with.
This is according to reports which further indicate that the CS oversaw the spraying of pesticides Isiolo and Samburu which took place on Friday and Saturday.
According to CS Munya, the government has already obtained enough Fenitrothione chemicals that will be used to spray the locusts in the invaded areas.
The counties which have been affected by the locust invasion include; Isiolo, Samburu, Wajir, Garissa, Marsabit, Laikipia and Mandera counties.
Some of the locusts, however, remained resistant to the chemicals which were being used.
More effective chemicals were however purchased by the government to deal with the locust menace that has left residents especially farmers counting losses.
Munya, however, believes the situation is manageable.
“We think we are in total control now and do not see much danger in terms of the locusts crossing over to farmlands," Munya stated.
"We have enough supplies of quick-acting chemicals and in fact, the locusts have started dying and others have been weakened after spraying this morning," he added.
Speaking to the media at Isiolo International Airport., Munya pointed out that the spraying of insecticides will continue on Sunday.
“Chemicals are being transported by road to Marsabit and two of the planes that were being used in Isiolo will be stocked for spraying on Sunday,” he noted.