The Senate Standing Committee on Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries will today visit Samburu county.
The committee chaired by Senator Ndwiga Njeru will visit the county to assess the locust invasion.
“The purpose of the visit is to establish the extent of damage by the locust invasion and to establish measures to mitigate the effects of the invasion,”read a letter seen by Northrift News.
The committee will be accompanied by area senator Dr. Ltumbesi Lelegwe.
Yesterday officials said a new generation of desert locusts has hatched in Samburu County and formed swarms close to 100 times larger than the earlier wave that descended in the region.
Statistics from the Samburu County administration indicate the voracious insects have been laying eggs along their migratory paths, starting from Isiolo County through Sirata Lalkanchao and Achers areas.
Samburu County Special Programmes chief officer Daniel Lesaigor said fresh swarms were entering the county from the neighbouring Isiolo and Laikipia counties.