Clergy urges government to fight locust invasion


By Tony Wafula

Bungoma Church leaders have called upon the government to intervene and help curb the invasion of locusts to other parts of the country.

Led by Bungoma County Bishops and pastors fellowship chairman James Murunga, the leaders said the locusts will destroy plants leading to severe hunger.

Bishop James Murunga who addressed the press on Feb 28, 2020 at Bungoma Grace Community church said that the invasion of locusts means the world is ending according to the Bible and citizens should tirelessly pray to save the nation.

‘’We are about to start planting our food crops which most of us depend on very much to earn a living but the locusts have invaded this nation, I call upon the government of Kenya to help our people solve this great menace.’’ He said.

He added that locusts invasion can cause great harm to this nation, calling on both governments through the ministry of agriculture to help solve.

“It is unfortunate that the locusts have invaded almost the whole country now’’ he lamented.

He advised members of the public to stay calm for the government to play its role in making sure that they help the country control the locusts.

‘’Let us not bring much politics to this locust issue, this is the time people want to speak much and propagate lies concerning the issues that should be well addressed” he advised.

He called on other Bishops and Christians to be involved in prayer and fasting

‘’I urge my fellow clergy members from different religious backgrounds to contact prayers in their centers of worship so that we pray for our institutions, companies and our leaders.’’ He said.

On BBI, the Bishop said leaders should not politicize the document, but ensure that Kenyans get a better understanding of the report.