Locusts which had earlier invaded some parts of North Eastern region have now found their way to Meru.
The locusts were reportedly seen in various parts of Igembe North on Thursday. More swarms were also seen in Garbatulla and Merti in Isiolo County feeding on shrubs and are said to be in lymph stage.
According to Igembe North Sub-County Deputy County Commander Charles Langat, government officials are keeping a close watch of the situation, assuring residents that they needed not to worry.
"Though the locusts have been reported, they are not in huge populations. They are consuming euphobia at the moment, and we will ensure the situation is arrested before the pests migrate to vegetation," noted Langat.
The swarms had reportedly occupied over 3,000 Kilometres in Isiolo County, according to County Commissioner Narman Shambi.
Agriculture CeC in Meru Carol Mutiga said the ministry will provide an aircraft to spray the locusts.
"The situation is not badly off but government will be prioritizing the county to curb any destruction which may be disastrous if not prevented. The situation is being monitored with locust control board taking charge," said Carol.
Meru invasion comes barely a week after Meru Jubilee chair Muturia Joseph warned that the situation can be fatal if not handled.
"With my past experience, if the pests spread across Meru and food production areas may mean disaster. Government seeming is yet to learn from 1948 invasion, which brought about a serious famine," said Mukuria.