So far, six out of nine districts making up the Karamoja sub region have had locusts. Throughout the day on Tuesday, the locusts were only seen in Kobebe Dam, Lotisan Sub County. The Kobebe swarm is said to have moved from Nakabaat, where the locusts first invaded on Sunday.
Kuskus, a resident of Napak and chairperson of the district land board observes that the new trend of grazing in Teso, Lango and Acholi by the Karimojong pastoralists during dry spells has just been adapted and optimized by wrong elements.
The dam, the biggest in the area hosts pastoralists from Kotido, Matheniko and Turkana in Kenya. It has a total storage of 2.3 billion litres of water and can serve more than five million animals a day.