To outdo the disastrous effects of the locusts, Embu County farmers have resorted to harvesting their crops early.  

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Since the invasion on Friday, farmers have gone the extra mile of harvesting during the night.

The locusts invaded Embu County from the neighbouring Kitui county. Since their invasion, they have occupied Kiambere hills, Gwa Karigu as well as Karura. 

Two hours after invasion, they had already occupied five kilometres as they expanded their coverage to the interior parts of Embu.

Farmers immediately flocked their farms in an attempt to reap mature millet, cowpeas, sorghum and any other crop which was ready for harvest or neared readiness. 

Mbeere South MP Geoffrey King'ang'i said that before the invasion, farmers were expecting a bumper harvest because the rains were sufficient.

"Our fear is that the locusts keep on moving and might reach muguka-growing areas and ravage the crop which is the main economic mainstay for many," King'ang'i said