The new Agriculture CS Peter Munya has requested that Kenyans stop sending the government pictures of locusts.
The immediate former Agriculture CS Mwangi Kiunjuri had requested Kenyans to post pictures of insects on social media so the government may help them decipher is they really were locusts.
“If you see any insect that you suspect could be a locust, take a picture and post on social media so we can confirm for you what insect it really is,” the CS who was sacked yesterday said.
Kenyans have been all too enthusiastic in sending the pictures, and the new CS, just hours into his tenure, has just about had enough.
“Please stop sending us photos of locusts anymore, we already have competent people on the ground who are using scientific methods to identify them,” he said.
Munya has reiterated that the government will employ scientific methods to fight the marauding swarms. It had, in fact, deployed planes to spray the swarms of locusts which have remained undefeated in their march inland. So far, they have affected eight counties.