We have seen locust invasion in the news and the better story is how the government is handling them. We saw reports of the government allegedly dispersing locusts in North Eastern a week ago and now they have moved on to Meru.
A swarm of locusts can cause a lot of damage to a plantation of crops and farmers can make huge losses from their rabid fest. This is why governments are usually quick to disperse them so that they can make minimal destruction to people’s crops.
Today, the Kenyan government announced an odd strategy to deal with desert locusts and it was announced by the Cabinet Secretary for Agriculture, Mwangi Kiunjuri.
CS Kiunjuri: 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 pic.twitter.com/CAe2NVWBhs
— Citizen TV Kenya (@citizentvkenya) January 10, 2020
Of course this did not go according to plan and Kenyans started posting the exact opposites.
Could these be?
Hey Cs Kiunjuri could these be locusts?? pic.twitter.com/Dy0Nqx1aOd
— Jacounty044 (@OgolaDaddy) January 10, 2020
It gets even weirder
Can someone tell Kiunjuri I have found a something… Confirm what it is?? pic.twitter.com/TvL2Qr5uui
— Joe Muhahami (@Muhahami) January 10, 2020
The roach spokesperson will like to have a word with you
— Duncan Ondimu, OGW (@matundura78) January 10, 2020
Seen at Koinange road. Confirm if rocust 😂 pic.twitter.com/vl1zmuOjUx
— Fred Rick (@ItsMisiani) January 10, 2020
*Trump’s voice* Fake News!
Is this a locust Mheshimiwa? pic.twitter.com/dumjNXolSh
— Bironga O'Makori🇰🇪 (@chadbironga) January 10, 2020
Finally something that looks believable
Confirm this Mr Cs. 🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄 pic.twitter.com/GSBc2CTGpI
— Maina (@petermuringo) January 10, 2020
This is clearly a locust. No need for confirmation
Cs Kiunjuri, please confirm if this is an insect, I suspect it's a locust. pic.twitter.com/3X5ekZcIuW
— JN SHINE™ (@IamJnShine) January 10, 2020
The Marvel Cinematic Universe will like a word with you
@CS_Kiunjuri pls confirm pic.twitter.com/1NWDVGzSZ1
— Jimmy Hoffa (@Johnniepisspot) January 10, 2020
It could be this
Bwana CS, done as requested…
Kindly confirm. pic.twitter.com/AOBqRZMV88
— Kinoti Jim. 🇰🇪 (@KinotiJimm) January 10, 2020
Or maybe this one
Is this a locust? pic.twitter.com/yNVoOcaKgu
— Edd Eddie Eddiest (@Eddiest_KE) January 10, 2020
Aww look at the floof…I mean locust
What kind of locust is this pic.twitter.com/KqWBOaF3G6
— Kaspoiler (@Thuxedo) January 10, 2020
I did not see this coming
— Alekki Wachira 254 (@AlekkiWachira) January 10, 2020
And of course someone had to do this. PhotoShop never wins
— Angry bird🇰🇪🇰🇪 (@arita_derrick) January 10, 2020
This is the only viable reply so far
This was chilling across me yesterday. pic.twitter.com/unwboqf56b
— Bae-Noir (@KerrySway) January 10, 2020