Solar-powered mosquito trapping system launched

MTego, a solar-powered insecticide-free mosquito trapping system, was made by Engie Energy and PreMal companies and aims at combating the spread of malaria – a major killer disease in Africa, especially in rural areas.


According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), an estimated 241 million cases of malaria are reported every year worldwide with Africa taking the bigger share at 95 per cent of the cases.


‘‘What this technology does is that it mimics human odour to lure host-seeking malaria mosquitos which prevent them from flying inside,’’ said PreMal co-founder Lorenzo Fiori.


‘‘MTego is a critical innovative enabler with a sizeable effectiveness radius that will keep the insects away and in effect ending malaria and helping Kenyans focus on income generating activities and their welfare,’’ said Noballa.