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Kakoma's Body Exhumed

The residents of Mende sub county were shocked when it imaged that the people close to the late George William Kakoma, who composed the Uganda National Anthem had been tempered with and his remains supposedly exhumed. The police attempted to escavate the grave to confirm whether the remains were missing but, were disrupted by one of the widows, Maria Theresa Nabbukalu and one of the sons, Robert Kyosoka, who allegedly confiscated the secured court order. The DPC of Mende sub county called upon the residents to keep calm and wait for the processing of the court order by family members. She further cleared the air that, the police is not responsible for bringing the court order but, their role will be to protect them during the exhume. The situation also forced the family lawyer Gladyce  Nakibuuka to visit the scene to see the impulse to prove, but her efforts were less because of the court order that was still pending. The government was faulted for ignoring the stateman's family a…
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The Controversial Bill

Uganda's head of state, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni started his campaigns with a slogan KisanjaHakunaMchezo( term of serious business). Initially the word kisanja had been used to remove term limits from the constitution. The hope sister together with the backing of the constitution article 102 remains at Museveni will not be eligible to offer himself when other presidential election comes. This belief is based on an interview on a certain tv station. Museveni stated it that a good leader should not exceed 75years in power basing on his ideology. While the interview is still being remembered by many, the speculations has grown that the ruling party leader is persuading NRM counterparts to grant him a chance to stand for the next presidency. According to the gazette, the official publication of Uganda released on 8th June, stated it that the country was bringing the constitutional amendment bill to the floor of the parliament.
While the contents of the bill are not yet public, sources c…

The Centenary Park Wrangles

A wrangle at centenary park turned up at parliament probed, conducted by members of parliament legal  state authorities and state enterprises. Stake holders include, National Water And Sewage Cooperation (NWSC), UNRA, KCCA and Nalongo Estates Ltd, the firm that has been  managing the the park. 
The probe was recently instituted by the speaker of parliament Hon Rebecca Kadaga after the dispute threatened to style out of control. 
According to official from KCCA, Nalongo Estates failed to abide with their orders which required for demolition of the structures out of contract to pave way for the construction of a flyover voltage poles and sewage treatment plant. 
The committee shared by Bugweri county MP, Abdul Katuntu told the members that they were given enough time to carry out the probe and submit a report. kcca's Jennifer Musisi was the first to make submission accusing Nalongo Estates of failure to transform the park into a modern recreational park as it had been agreed under …

25 Chinese Arrested In Uganda

The 25 nationals are among the employees of China Communication Construction Company who are currently working on salt mining matters. Mazanga one of the administrators of the company said they have work permits but had just left them at Kampala. Efforts to get a comment from immigration office were futile as the officers at the scene declined to talk about the matter. The regional spokesperson Michael Odongo also declined to say anything that the immigration  officers will sort out the issue. The road runs from Teso College which is approximately 6kms away from the center of Soroti Town. The route covers a total length of approximately 100Kms and forms an important link in national road network and contribute significantly to the economic development of Northern Uganda.

No Vehicle Inspection Deadline

Minister clarifies that the deadline has just been removed and the exercise should continue. Before clouds of speculations had formed around the deadline for the vehicle inspection exercise provoking parliamentary legislators to react on the matters with fears of congestion at the inspection centers. 
Clearing the dust, the minister of states for works and construction, General Edward Katumba Wamala dismissed the speculations of 30th June vehicle inspection deadline earlier circulated. In a statement General Katumba Wamala said that;   Hon minister presented a statement on the floor of the parliament which stated there was no deadline on provision of the service.
The Hon speaker agreed and ruled that any announcement to this effect should stop and the ministry will run an announcement that there's no deadline.
Shading lights on the exercise, he clarified that private small vehicles are to be inspected twice annually and once for heavy trucks.
The inspection frequency is in con…

John Ssebana Kizito Checks Out

President, veteran politician and prominent business man, John Ssebana Kizito has passed on. According to medics at Nakasero Hospital, "his heart stopped yesterday morning at around 10:30am.
One of his Doctors narrated to us that;
"stroke was his condition, this is the condition where you have breakage of blood vessels in brain and once it happens, it cuts off blood supplied to the brain and the part of the brain stopps to work and that's what killed him."
Following the  stroke that hit him nearly 3weeks  ago, Ssebana was admitted in the ICU in Nakasero  Hospital after it affected his body and more especially his brain.
This was done with a hope  that one day will come out to see a new dawn.
Politicians, family members and friends have tenaciously eulogised the late as a man who was a good leader and overall a good man;
"He is one of the person who has lived an exemplary life, kind of a person one would like to emulate and he has left real a big legacy. As …

Facebook Adds On A New Feature, Find Wi-Fi

It's almost every day passes by, facebook adds a handy of features to it's app. In a row facebook has added the GIF comment feature and the profile picture protection support to it's platform.
Facebook understands the necessity of being connected that's why it's unveiling the "Find Wi-Fi" feature for users. The feature has been under test for  quite a month of Sundays since last year in a select countries for iOS users. Find Wi-Fi is now available globally for everyone across Android and iOS users. 
The feature (find wi-fi) is intended to allow users to locate hotspots near them shared by businesses with facebook on their page. The major target is the users traveling and those in areas with scarce connection. This is a great move taken by facebook to keep It's 2 billion monthly users glued to the network.

To use the find Wi-Fi feature, open the facebook app and scroll on more tab and select Find Wi-Fi. Now enable the feature to find the hotspots n…

Facebook Is Rolling Out Profile Picture Protection

Facebook takes your privacy too serious that's why it's rolling out different security measures to it's users to avoid manipulation of their privacy. In some cases you find strangers tagging your photos, with this new feature, it will disable downloading, tagging, sharing, sending photos in messages  and capturing (screenshots on Android) of profile pictures.

We hope to see this support eradicating use of photos not owned both on facebook and on other chatting networks as it is on some dating sites, some malicious people use third party photos to defraud others.
However there's a room for users to capture  screengrabs on laptops and desktops and hope with time it will be dealt with.

Facebook is rolling out this support to cater for the interests of the Indians especially ladies. In most cases, ladies in India didn't want to upload  profile pictures on facebook because privacy matters.  Facebook partnered with the security organizations of India like Learning Li…

Kenya decides, The Election Countdown, 39 Days To Go

Still an insight on pillars of jubilee's government and how it scored;
Pillar 2:
On economy, Jubilee promised to ensure double digit growth in the first 5 years in office. The country's GDP growth, the country's economy has grown by 2% and has been reviewed down by World Bank and IMETHI casted out by the possibilities of administration to achieve double digit target in it's first term in office and have changed that shortly.  The government has performed poorly in managing debts.
The government has been critised for great appetite for loans to finance it's infrastructure development projects.
On food and security, the government has performed badly, despite the investment in garani kolalu irrigation scheme internal river which is yet to be launched, the country is grappling with severe food shortage occassioned  by a prolonged food drought that has resulted into higher costs of living. 
On manufacturing and I.T, the country has made a force to revive ailing manu…

An Insight On Pillars Of Kenya's Jubilee Government

Election in Kenya is on way, from today up to the election day ontrend is going to keep you updated about campaigns, now it's upon you to rate the Jubilee government according on it's pillars. 
Pillar 1:

On national cohesion, the main focus was to eliminate ethnic division that had emerged due to polarising 2007 elections but the opinion is divided whether the government has succeeded in addressing this issue with several passed the country's feeling government left out and it's agenda due to claims on execute public appointments.

Security was also a key, the administration was confronted with the challenge of terrorism when they came to office and insecurity impasse the North Lift Region.
To-date the government has since equipped the security Agencies with neighbouring facilities such as vehicles, under the vehicles releasing programme, provided new equipments including hummered personnel carriers and arms and as well improved the terms of service for security perso…

Facebook Rolls Out GIF Feature IN Comments

Facebook has added the long awaited GIF feature to the comment tab. The feature is available globally across all platforms and devices supporting GIF. The  GIF enthusiasts now can be able to comment using GIF. The feature also allows to search and comment with your GIF on the status of a friend or a page. The GIF support is on the same line next to emoji.

Facebook reached this mile stone when GIF was celebrating it's 30th anniversary. The GIF has Giphy studio's prominent faces around the internet, wishing GIFs like  birthday wishes and among others.
Facebook now joins the footing of  messenger who rolled out the the GIF  feature to it's users  back in 2015. According to the statistics over 13 billion GIFs were sent last year. Now facebook being the  giant social media with over 1.2 billion users, we anticipate the bars to raise higher.
One of the downside i came across the GIF feature, it's not data friendly (consumes alot of data), you need to recharge a bigger bun…

Microsoft Adds Security Patches To Curb Cyber Attacks

One of the days to remember  in history is 12/05/2017, on that day the world cried fowl to cyber attack known as ransomware wannacry. In that  incident more than 200,000 computers were encrypted from more than 150countries.
Windows OS was affected most since most companies were using the obsolete Windows  XP. Though Microsoft had stopped updates for WindowsXP, it has released the security patches for WindowsXP alongside other regular updates to cater for other Windows versions. 
In this case, users of WindowsXP are required to download and install the security patches to ensure safety against attacks. The download is available in two options, you can use Microsoft download center(here) or update catalog.  For those using Windows 8.1 or 10 supporting  auto update don't need to bother to take any action. For users managing their updates manually are required to update their systems to the latest to overcome the risks of cyber attacks.  Source:Microsoft

Don't Let Scammers Prey On You

Each and every the world is getting smart, internet is becoming a necessity, hope you have heard of Internet Of Things(IOT) and Li-Fi is the new competitor to Wi-Fi. Very soon we shall see drones connecting the world to internet. Internet is almost a basic need to the world. The way internet is simplifying life, the more people continue to use it. According to statistics, 3,731,973,423 is the estimated number of internet users out of the estimated world population (7,519,028,970) and growth of users is estimated at an abnormal percentage of 900% for the past  17 years with  facebook estimated at 1.2 billion users, instagram at  700,000,000 users with  200 million daily users. Are we  safe, do you take take time to secure your privacy online? Recently 3 Scammers from Nigeria were jailed for 235 for cyber offences, how sure are you if you are not the next victim.
avoid displaying your contacts online always,  especially on some social networks i always come across such posts "comm…

Tecno W5 Lite, The Mid Range Phone For You

Tecno W5 Lite is the  successor to tecno W4 and a competitor to W5. It's a mid range phone if you compare the price to it's specifications, you have to trust me. No doubt tecno will continue to dominate the emerging market of internet and smartphone users  with its budget friendly phones. One of the features I i love most about  the phone is micro intelligence and other cool specifications.
Tecno W5 Lite has micro intelligence, if you don't know how it works, this is the way to go.
With micro intelligence, users can quickly awake and sleep their phones by double  tapping the home screen.

In most cases user tend to forget to silence or switch off their phones especially in public gatherings and end up fumbling to silence the incoming calls. With micro intelligence, Silencing the incoming calls is hustle free, the user just needs to cover the screen with his or her palm to silence the calls.

Capturing screenshots for some contents is quite a complex,this applies on whatsapp…

Nokia's Rebirthed 3310 Available For Shipping

After Microsoft's selling it's assets to Taiwanese firm Foxconn Technology and newly established firm HMD Global, recently Nokia was  famous for it's Lumia phones under the Microsoft licence. It's no more, don't expect new Lumia phones from Nokia.
The giant company is back to business after it unveiled new mobile devices at  the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, Nokia launched the rebirthed 3310 alongside other models, Nokia 6,5 and 3 running on Android platform.
It's 17 years now since Nokia released 3310 back in 2000. The anticipated device  is more upgraded compared to the first one. Last week the shipping started to countries like India and soon to go global.
The new 3310 features a polycarbonate body, 2.4 inch screen, 16MB of internal storage, 2MP camera with LED and 1200mAh Battery
Physical appearance:
Screen Size: 2.4 inches features QVGA
Dimensions: 115.6*51*12.8mm
Body: polycarbonate Colors: Warm Red and Yellow(Glossy finis…

The Health Benefits Of Pomegranate You Need To Know

Pomegranate is not a very common fruit in some regions and may be new to the young generation. It's scientific name is called Punicagranatum. It's a Shrub(small tree) bearing fruits which usually fall off especially when ripe. It contains a hundreds of seeds called arils rich in vitamins, minerals, fibers and sugars.
  Pomegranate is cultivated on large scale in some regions of  South East Asia, Central Asia, California, Arizona, Mediterranean Basin, Indian sub continent, Middle East and Caucasus and Tropical Africa.
Here is an insight on the health benefits of pomegranate you should know

Pomegranate juice can be used for the treatment of sore throats.
It lowers the risks of arthritis since it damages the enzymes that responsible for development of the disease.
It prevents oxidation of LDL (bad cholesterol) since they are rich in antioxidants.
Daily consumption of pomegranate maintains good blood flow in the body. This ensures proper supply of iron to the blood hence re…

Google Assistant vs iPhone Siri

During the keynote at the Google I/O conference 2017, the company rolled out Google Assistant. The App is available for download from the Apple App Store. The app (Google Assistant)  features search engine and slick design. Some iOS embraced the Assistant because of their mixed reactions with Siri and hope Google Assistant can change the game. This raises questions whether Apple's acquisition of Dark Data and Google's promise of a full stand alone App will make improvements. It's upon a time to see if Google Assistant will dominate or be the second best. Now it's upon you to stick with Siri or try Google Assistant.
iPhone is built on Siri integration, this gives it an upper hand to access device system than Google Assistant. This makes it appear like a third party programme since it is just downloaded from the Apple App Store.
With Google Assistant, you're required to tap an extra button to confirm the actions. You can't use it in car while Siri is deeply …

Whatsapp Rolls Out Pin Chat

whatsapp has finally rolled out the pin chat feature for Android users around the globe. The feature allows you to pin your favourite chats at the top of the chat. The choice is upon you to pin your friends or groups. All you need to do is to long press the chat name in the chat tab  and different options will pop at the top and pin icon will appear and pin your favourite chat.

According to the statement from whatsapp, "With the pin chat feature, you never have to worry about scrolling through the long list of conversations to text your family members and best friend. Users can now pin up to three(3) of the most important group or individual chats to the top of their chat list for easy access-simply tap and hold a chat and then tap the pin icon at the top of your screen."
The feature allows you to pin or unpin chat. All you need is to update your App or download the latest version from Play store

All You Should Know About Ransomware, WannaCry, "The Cyber Attack "

The world is still mourning the Cyber Attack, this all started on 12/05/2017 when computer networks lost access to their data on computers. According to statistics more than 200,000 computers' (especially Microsoft based) data was encrypted from more than 150 countries. The attack did not spare big organisations, government agencies and private companies including National Health services, Nissan Motor Co and others.
Ransomware is a malware (malicious software) designed to target users' data. Once the computer is infected, the user looses access to data (data is encrypted) and  required to pay a specified fee to the perpetrators to decrypt data. According to the recent wanna cry, the victim was required to pay a fee $300 within 72 hours, failure to meet the allocated time, the fee was doubled or you had to loose your data permanently.

The attack is said to have been spread through email phising, usually the perpetrators send an email with a malicious link and once clicked y…

Opera Reborn, A Browser To Change Your Browsing Experience And chatting Online

Opera is most popular for it's mobile browser, "Opera mini". On the other side of desktops and laptops, the competition is quite stiff between Opera and other browsers like Chrome, Edge and Firefox.
This year Opera in it's errand to change the browsing experience, it introduced Neon browser with streamlined features like free VPN, native ad blocking and battery saver. In innovation world usually exits no comfort zone, Opera released a new browser codenamed operareborn with  cool features of Neon and also more improved. 
Opera answered one of the questions frequently asked by friends if it's possible to use whatsapp on their computers, i always recommended them to install the Android Emulators. Unfortunately some emulators have their Cons and Pros. Now my answer is Opera reborn. 
Opera reborn is changing the concept of browsing and chatting online, previously you had to exit one tab and switch to another. The new browser allows you to run different tabs simultan…

Facebook To Launch TV Shows

After the success story of facebook live tv  streaming, the giant social media continues to position it's self as a one stop hub for entertainment and news online. The romours of facebook tv started spreading since December last year, now it's high time it became a reality.
Facebook tv show is anticipated in June of this year. According to sources, the giant company will roll out the service on premium basis. The shows will be in two tiers, the shorter ones for low costs and the longer ones for higher budget. The shorter shows are expected to run at an interval of 5-10 minutes and refresh every 24 hours and the long ones between 5-30 minutes.
Facebook want to fill the service with episodic contents and it's major target is to reserve billions of dollars spent on television advertisements.

ITunes Is Coming To Windows Store

At Microsoft developer conference, the company announced that Apple will add iTunes desktop App to Windows store by the end of this year. Before users were able to download iTunes from internet but, now the windows 10 and Windows 10 S users will have full access to iPhone support, Apple music and the iTunes store.

  The anticipated new App to the store will allow Windows 10 S users to have their music without having to upgrade to the pro iterations. This is giving a room to developers to construct apps with in Windows visual studio using Xamarine Live Player.

Instagram Launches Mobile Web Featuring Photo Upload

Instagram in it's move of being the giant photo app, is leaving no stone unturned. Instagram is extending it's services to emerging market and users of low bandwidth connection especially in Third World countries. Now you can instagram and upload photos on your mobile web browser than before. Previously it was only preserved for respective platforms of Android, Windows and iOS.

  Instagram joins the footing of other top social networks like Twitter and Facebook which run on both native apps and mobile web browsers. Though some features are not yet supported like video uploads, direct messaging, stories and filters, users can now upload photos, search, like, web sign-up, browse, follow, share, explore tab and see notifications on mobile web no matter what device or network you are on.
The web version is designed to overcome the burden of downloading app, data costs of downloading app and low memory space, however this raisesquestions whether Instagram has plans of rolling …

Micro USB DVB -T TV Receiver Tuner For Android Smartphone And PC Tablet

Viewing television on smartphones and tablets is most popular via internet streaming, but with the Micro USB DVB-T TV Receiver tuner it is different.  Sometimes back watching TV via analogue source had consquences, like poor picture, sound quality and unreliable signals. That moment required you to twist your antennas to receive the signal.
Now in this digital era where the world migrated to technology of digital broadcasting, it's possible to watch digital tv via your  smartphone.
Thumbs up to Gear best, the Chinese based online store making it's best to add more fun to smartphones, tablets and other gadgets. Gear best is targeting the viewership market to enable the smartphone users to watch televisions unlimitedly without using internet connection in areas covered by digital terrestrial signal.
Some of the notes to consider, the user is required to download and install the Android App onto CD and then connect the the tv turner to the connector port.  Once the installation i…

Facebook Messenger Rolls Out Instant Games Globally

After the previous testing of the gaming feature in messenger, Facebook had already games in messenger like Basketball and Soccer. Instant Games is quite different from the ones you know. Facebook has recently announced the instant games feature globally available to 1.2 billion users who use the app every month.

  Facebook's Instant Games was first launched in 30 countries like, United States, Germany, Sweden, Belgium, France, Great Britain, Denmark, Spain, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Austria, Italy, Russia, Singapore and others  running on selected iterations like Android 5.0, iOS 8.0 and above.
 Here is the list of Instant Games on messenger;

Brick Pop 
Endless lake
Puzzle Bobble 
Words with friends:frenzy
Space Invaders 
Track &field 100m
Shuffle cats mini 
Templar 2048
The tribes 
Puzzle push 
Word a lot express 
2020 connect 

Microsoft Launches Windows 10 S

At the event in New York, Microsoft announced a new version of windows 10 S, the lighter weight of windows 10. It's rumoured to be a powerful competitor of windows 10. It's a streamlined version of windows 10 capable of running on low cost devices.

  Windows 10 S is targeting the Education market and Microsoft has partnered with different manufacturers of computers(OEMs) like, HP, Asus, Dell, Acer and others to provide a range of new Windows 10 S PCs for Education.

  Everything that runs on Windows 10 S is downloaded from Windows Store,said by Terry Myerson, the chief of Microsoft's Windows at the event. Windows 10 S is seen as a competitor to Chrome OS as most schools had shifted to using cheaper  chrome books which run on Chrome OS. The windows 10 S will be free for download and shipping to schools who were previously using Windows 10. The shipping of Windows 10 S will be available in the coming months at $189.

Sunvell T95P, The Plug Like Tv Box

Each and everyday the devices are getting different shapes, making it easy for the users to select the one that suit them. TV boxes are not so popular,but when you  visit gearbest, you find one affordable for you. You can  use the TV box to access internet on your tv, projectors and other devices. Here is some information about the Sunvell tv box which looks like an electric plug. 
Description: Amlogic S905Xquad-core CPU is rapid and stable which can give you high-speed feedback and smooth response. ● Five-core ARM Mali-450 as GPU of this TV box which gives you the high definition pictures and videos.
● With 64bit Android 6.0 stable and smooth system, you get swift and stable system operations.
● 2.4GHz WiFi: it offers a more stable WiFi signal for you to enjoy higher quality video experience.
● Supports 4K HD video, which brings us clearer image quality and HD vision enjoy.
● Remote control is powered by 2 x AAA batteries.

Specification General Brand: Sunvell
Model: T95P
Type: TV Box

Tecno W1, The Mid Range Phone On Android Nougat(7.0)

Tecno W1 is the company's most affordable smart phone in W series. If you think owning a phone running on Android Nougat requires you to drain your bank account, the story is quite different with Tecno W1 as the latest Android version is seen running on large budget phones. This is good news for beginners and those who can't afford expensive phones.
  Tecno W1 packs a 4.0inch display, is powered by 1800mAh battery and runs on Android Nougat.

  The specifications of Tecno W1

Os: Android Nougat 7.0
CPU: 1.3 GHz Quad core
Chipset:MediaTek MT6580soc
GPU: Mali 400 GPU
Internal Storage: 8GB
Memory Expansion: up to 32GB
Camera: rear 2mp, front 2mp with LED  flash
Resolution: 800*480 pixels
Pixel Density: 233 PPI
Sim type: Dual Sim
Network:2G, 3G yes
Connectivity: Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS and micro USB 2.0
Colors: black, gold
Battery: 1800mAh

Prices:$50(may vary according to  location) 

Kitty Hawk Flyer, The Flying Car

All those concepts watched in science fiction movies with time may soon become a reality. This time Larry Page, the founder of google bankrolled kitty hawk company to manufacture the first flying car as you see the images of it's prototype (early sample) aircraft. The mission of kitty hawk flyer is to make personal flight a reality as stated on their website.

  The kitty hawk flyer is an all electric air craft that is designed to fly over water and may be legal to fly over uncongested water areas in United States. It doesn't require a pilot's licence to fly and quite sad the company has no plans to ship it out side USA.
  The exact use of the flyer is not yet said and no price set for the retail version, but you can sign up for membership at $100 to get a $2000 discount on a complete flyer.

Facebook's Messenger Is Now Available In 132 Countries

Facebook has finally announced the new messenger lite globally just like facebook Lite to target users with low bandwidth connectivity especially in Africa and other developing countries where internet is unaffordable. The service has been available before in countries like Tunisia, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Kenya and Venezuela and now expanded to 132 new countries.

  The Facebook's Lite version approach is giving it an advantage over it's rivals, being more user friendly than other versions giving it an upper hand to add more daily users than any other social media like twitter and snapchat. You can download it here