“Kenya Warns Locust Swarm Is Spreading, Threatening Food Security”

“NAIROBI – Swarms of desert locusts have spread from Ethiopia and Somalia into eastern and northern Kenya, posing a threat to food production and grazing land, its agriculture minister said on Friday.

The locusts began crossing into Kenya around Dec. 28, initially destroying pastures in semi-arid counties mainly occupied by herder communities.

They have since spread to the counties of Garissa, Isiolo and Samburu to the south and west, Agriculture Minister Mwangi Kiunjuri said. “

George Obulutsa, Noor Ali, and Giulia Paravicini report for Reuters January 10, 2020.

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