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Caterpillars Disrupt Operations at Bugembe Court

The caterpillars have entered the court hall, compound and administration offices, making it difficult for court authorities to attend to their daily duties.
Some of the caterpillars hang on the court walls

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Caterpillars have invaded Bugembe Grade One Magistrates court, disrupting operations.

The caterpillars have entered the court hall, compound and administration offices, making it difficult for court authorities to attend to their daily duties.

Authorities at court have hired fumigators to eliminate the caterpillars, in vain.

On Friday, suspects who were supposed to appear before the Grade One Magistrate Gertrude Najjuko were returned to the cells because many caterpillars had entered the court hall.

Najjuko says that the caterpillars have invaded the court for the past three weeks. She has asked the responsible authorities to intervene before the situation escalates.

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Ann Maria Kisakye, the Bugembe town council agriculture officer, says that she has inspected the site together with the district entomology officer, and the situation will be dealt with.

“It is rainy season and most caterpillars roam around at this time of the year, but we have inspected the site together with entomology officer and we are going to get rid of them by spraying.   

Caterpillars, which have spines, can cause pain, rashes, itching, burning, swelling and blistering once they get in contact with the human skin.