Today CS Peter Munya commissioned a Desert Locust Invasion Impact Assessment Exercise which will help inform future interventions and recovery efforts.

Following the invasion, multiplication and spread of Desert Locust (DL), which precipitated serious threat to food security and community livelihoods, today CS Peter Munya commissioned a Desert Locust Invasion Impact Assessment Exercise which will help inform future interventions and recovery efforts.

CS Munya noted that the Government is deeply concerned about the welfare of those affected by the locust invasion and is keen on helping those who suffered loss recover and regain their livelihood.

The Kenya Red Cross will be conducting the survey of the impact of the desert Locust in 16 of the affected counties which will include ; Marsabit, Isiolo, Samburu, Mandera, Wajir, Garissa, Tana River, Turkana, Baringo, Elgeyo Marakwet, Laikipia, Kitui, Tharaka Nithi, Embu, Meru and Machakos.

The ongoing desert locusts control efforts by the Ministry of Agriculture and her partners has drastically reduced locust infestation from 28 counties to only five(5) counties.