Samburu West MP Naisula Lesuuda has asked the National Government to declare the locusts invasion a national disaster.
Lesuuda spoke in Maralal during the launch of the Samburu County Assembly five year Strategic Plan.
The legislator said the pest invasion is a very serious issue that should not be taken lightly.
“As a country we don’t take issues affecting pastoralist seriously,”said Lesuuda who urged the new Agriculture CS Peter Munya to upscale fight on the pest.
She said aerial spraying had failed to take off in the county following the supply of wrong chemicals.
Lesuuda pointed out that the plague is a threat to the the economic livelihood of the pastoralist.