The Ministry of Information Communication Technology and National Guidance has issued a warning over the advancement of desert locusts.
A statement from the ministry shows that the locusts have now reached Samburu and Turkana areas, which are just 166km from Karamoja.
The public is asked to stock up food as a precautionary measure.
According to the World Health Organisation, locusts can cover up to 150km a day and a swam can destroy crops enough to feed 2,500 people for a year.
Experts estimate that the insects can destroy at least 2000 tonnes of vegetation per day