Aerial spraying of desert locusts in Wajir County begins

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The light aircraft that is being used for aerial spraying of desert locusts in Wajir County. The spraying started on January 6, 2020.
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The light aircraft that is being used for aerial spraying of desert locusts in Wajir County. The spraying started on January 6, 2020. 

The government has finally begun the long-awaited aerial spraying of desert locusts in Wajir County in an effort to contain the insects that have wreaked havoc across the northern region.

This comes as a relief to the residents who had resorted to desperate measures to repel the pests that are threatening food security in the region.

According to Mr Hassan Gure, an official from the county department of Agriculture, the first phase of the spraying was carried out in Wajir South. It targeted the colony of locusts that had settled in an area around Wajir-Garissa border.

LOCUSTS COLONY

The spraying began at around 6.30am on Monday and ended at around 9am.

It again resumed in the afternoon, this time targeting the new colony of desert locusts which invaded the country through Diff, an area that sits between the Kenya and Somalia border.

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