Popular Kenyan self-proclaimed prophet David Owour stirred netizens after noting that the recent locust invasion plaguing the North Eastern part of Kenya was a prophecy he had made.
The speculated prediction was made during a radio interview on April 14, 2019, where he claimed that locusts would invade the country if Kenyans do not repent.
In the radio interview with Jesus is the Lord Radio he is quoted to have stated, ''I see tremendous, unbearable judgement coming to Kenya, I see a lot of locusts, I've never seen such. They went up to one kilometre towards the sky, all over the land, I tried to close the door, the Kenyan border but a lot of the locusts managed to enter into Kenya and they crushed the land.''
In the interview, he had warned Kenyans that if they did not repent, God would judge them heavily.
''Repent and turn away from wickedness, one has to bow down and worship the Lord, and that will be Kenya, the window is still open in this hour, that these things may not happen to you.''
A few netizens have cast a doubting shadow on the prophecy saying that the locust invasions reported to have happened in Kenya were cyclical and seasonal in the country.
While other Prophet Owuor faithful have claimed Kenyans' failure to heed the repentance warning was the reason behind the recent invasion.
On December 18, 2019 The Food and Agriculture Organisation had warned that locusts would invade countries within the Horn of Africa and that the situation would worsen if not controlled by national authorities.
According to the body's research findings, a swarm of deadly locusts may contain up to 150 million locusts per square kilometre and can migrate up to about 130 kilometres in a day.
FAO also estimates that 500,000 of these insects can weigh approximately one tonne, consuming on as much as 10 elephants or 25 camels or 2,500 people.
Further reports also revealed that the last time that Kenya sounded the alarm over locust invasion was in December 2007. The locust swarms were said to have originated from Yemen, flew into Ethiopia's Ogaden region, where they had laid eggs in October.
The Government had warned that a few swarms had continued south towards Somalia and North Eastern Kenya, at the time. As a result of the phenomena not being very unique, some netizens dismissed the prophecy in its entirety.
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