Experts demystify raging issues on Locust invasion

“Yellow colour is an indication of maturity but not dying locust. However, at the later age the yellow colouring becomes very bright and the locusts will start copulating and laying eggs and at this stage we can say  that they are dying. And unless one is following a swarm from the immature stage up to maturity no one can tell when the first egg laying has occurred, ”  corrected Dr. George Ong’amo, an entomologist from UoN.

Experts monitor the state of Locust Invasion

Entomological  Society of Kenya  coordinated by UoN's don Dr. George Ong'amo Otieno continue to monitor the state of locust invasion in Kenya.  Dr. Ong’amo noted that the locust invasion is not necessarily confined to arid and semi-arid areas as is the habit of locusts but could likely spread to the whole country. They attributed the spread to the cyclones, the young age of the locust and the fast rate of breeding. At the moment they’re moving north towards Turkana County, Southern Sudan and North-eastern Uganda.