Thu Dec 07 14:40:11 EAT 2017
Isiolo County Residents especially crop farmers are now in a panic after an outbreak of the fall army worm pest.
The pest that feeds on anything green was first noticed in Gafarsa and Iresa boru early last month but has now spread to Isiolo Central for the last three days, invading government offices, farms and homesteads forcing occupants to vacate the heavily infested houses. The pest is very destructive and has forced some farmers to replant after losing their entire first crop in overnight attacks by the worms. The degree of destruction by the pest in one day is alarming as several trees have been left without leaves while some farms have also been cleared within three days of invasion.