Fear of The Devouring and Devastating Desert Locust

Author: Elizabeth Mwangi

Farmers in Mandera County have experienced several recurrent natural and man-made shocks including droughts, floods, diseases and conflicts that have had serious impact on their lives and livelihoods. Although not sufficient, the communities have over the years, acquired knowledge and strategies to cope with these shocks.

Early this year, the residents of the county witnessed and had to grapple with desert locust invasion. Most of the residents had not seen this problem in their entire lives and it caught them flatfooted. Not even the county authorities were prepared for the invasion. The locust which entered the county in swarms from the neighboring Somalia caused unprecedented havoc.

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