Kirinyaga County Government rubbishes claims of locust invasion

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Kirinyaga County government has dismissed reports that insects recently spotted in the region are locusts.

The agricultural experts who visited the location have identified the insects as longhorn grasshoppers.

Speaking after visiting Riandira village Kirinyaga Deputy Governor Peter Ndambiri stated that the alleged grasshoppers not only resemble desert locusts but are also equally dangerous.

He added that the voracious feeders were destroying crops, further assuring farmers that the insects will be contained as the relevant experts have already been alerted.