The locusts stayed on her farm for two weeks, ravaging her crops and trees. Some of the locusts died. The rest moved on. Mwikali and her family thought it was over.
“We were relieved. They were gone! We thought that was it, only to wake up to the biggest shock of our lives just two days later, on the 21st February.”
As she and her husband walked through their farm, they realized that their compound was completely covered by millions of black nymphs. The swarm had laid eggs which had hatched.