September 08, 2020: Kenya Airways has carried over 170,000 kilogrammes of insecticide to the Kenyan government to help fight the invasion of locusts within East Africa. The airline worked with Bayer, the Agriculture Sector Network (ASNET), the Agrochemical Association of Kenya (AAK), and other partners for this project. The airline disclosed in a LinkedIn post.

In conjunction with its Global GSA Group in France, the airline uplifted 118,000 kilogrammes of pesticides to Nairobi, and 54,000 kilogrammes to Entebbe from Paris over the last few weeks, using its B787s and also chartering a flight directly to Uganda.

The post read. “We recognise the donation from Bayer, which has a material value of approximately KES 100 million that will enable treatment of 170,000 hectares of the most affected fields.”

Linah Jebii Kelmi, cabinet administrative secretary at the ministry of agriculture received the locust fighting pesticides on behalf of the GoK. Other guests included representatives of Kenya Private Sector Alliance, Kenya Export Promotion and Branding Agency, Fresh Produce Consortium of Kenya, Fresh Produce Exporters Association of Kenya, Kenya Flower Council, and the Ugandan High Commission.

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