Northern Kenya is facing looming starvation after a recent invasion by locusts that originated from neighboring Somalia, officials said Tuesday.

Local authorities from the Wajir County Department of Agriculture told reporters that the locusts, coming from southern Somalia “moved around for close to two hours before settling eight to 10 kilometers away from Kutulo town.”

Kutulo is roughly 45 kilometers (28 miles) from the Kenya-Somalia border.

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