Intensify efforts to tackle invasion by armyworms

Business Daily – April 9, 2017

Reports of an armyworm invasion in parts of the country is yet another  hurdle in the unending food insecurity facing Kenyans.

Kenya is already grappling with drought and famine, which have left nearly three million people facing starvation.

The Ministry of Agriculture says that it has already deployed a team of scientists and other experts to inspect maize fields in Trans Nzoia that have been invaded by the worms.

This is commendable as the country cannot afford another serious dent to its food production sector.

That the worm invasion has been reported in a section of the country’s maize belt is extremely worrying, especially as the government continues to muster a response to the famine and drought woes.