Corona virus reaches Kenya

Yesterday Thursday the 12th day of March, Kenya, a country that borders Uganda to the east got its much-dreaded first coronavirus case. Speaking to the press, Mutahi Kagwe, Kenya’s health minister said the patient had been diagnosed at the government’s national influenza center laboratory after traveling home via London on March 5. The patient, a… Continue reading Corona virus reaches Kenya

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What has the Indian Ocean got to do with locusts

As Uganda battles a bellicose swarm of plant-scavenging locusts, questions must surely be asked. Sadly, on a very disturbing note, that is, the actual topic that ought to be taking centre, remains mostly shelved. Shall we finally see the real discussion happening in Uganda, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Somalia and South Sudan? Could it maybe… Continue reading What has the Indian Ocean got to do with locusts

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The unwanted ‘guests’ finally arrive: Locusts in Uganda

When news of desert locusts combing through neighboring Kenya reached, it was their next destination that worried many. Said to be traveling over 100 kilometers each day, the plant scavenging swarm of locusts was headed for Uganda. And yesterday, on Sunday, 9th-February-2020, they made their grand entrance through the North Eastern Karamoja region. As is… Continue reading The unwanted ‘guests’ finally arrive: Locusts in Uganda

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