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School, businesses close as bees attack Mukono

Grandmother Jane Nakku talking to the media during an interview. (PHOTO/NAMAJJA ELIZABETH)

MUKONO – People in villages of Kigombya and Wantoni in Mukono District have decided to carry out business in their residences after being attacked by bees.

The attack that happened on Tuesday, April 2, has frightened pupils in one of the schools in Wantoni causing the head teacher to close until the situation normalise.

At least one pupil has sustained injuries.

Ms. Jane Nakku, a grandmother whose grandson Glenn Wasswa, a 6-year old boy in Top Class at Adoni Education Centre suffered the injuries, said: “I was on the verandah washing clothes when I saw the compound cleaner and a hawker running and shouting for help.”

“I rushed to the school and found that the teachers had run out of the school,” she added.

Mr. Joseph Kityo, a hawker and one of the people attacked said: “I was hawking clothes like I usually do when I bumped into bees which attacked me.”

Ssalongo Moses Nyombi Village Chairperson. (PHOTO/NAMAJJA ELIZABETH)

The chairperson of Wantoni Village Mr. Moses Nyombi said that they have done their best to spray the bees in the past three years but the insects keep coming back.

“We have done our best to see that we spray these bees but they keep returning,” he said.

He then asked Umeme to come and replace the pole which normally houses the bees because it is becoming dangerous to people.

The Mukono Town mayor George Kagimu pitied those who have been injured. He promised to work hand in hand with Umeme to see that the pole is replaced.

“We have visited the school near and the pupils today haven’t gone to school.”

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