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Lost your phone? Here’s how to get it back

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What do you do when your phone goes missing? You track it using Google’s “Find My Device” found under the Google Play Protect. You can find your missing phone in one of three ways:

From a computer:

Connect to the internet, open Chrome, and make sure you’re logged in to your Google account. Type “Where is my phone” in Chrome’s address bar. Google will automatically load a mini Find My Device window inside of the search results.

The odds are it will ask you to sign in again so it can find your phone, so go ahead and sign in. This will bring up the Find My Device site and immediately start tracking your device.

From an Android Phone:

Assuming you have a second Android phone or tablet with you, install the app. It’ll let you log in with a quick tap if you’re on your own phone, but it also offers the option of a guest login if you’re using someone else’s phone. From a non-Android phone:

On a non-android phone, go to ww.google.com/android/find in a browser and log in. Once you’ve accessed Find My Device through any of these methods, you can use the list at the top to find the one that’s missing. Even if you don’t have location enabled, Find My Phone can ring, lock, and wipe your phone for you. There are a series of options just below the device location: Play Sound, Lock, and Erase.The first option makes sense if you just need to find your phone at home. It will play your ringtone at full volume for five minutes.

The other two options are crucial for cases when your phone is really gone. To make sure your personal data is safe and secure, you can use the “lock” button to quickly enable a lock screen password if you didn’t have one enabled before. Once the password is set, you can also put a recovery message on the locks screen, something like “Thanks for finding my phone! Please call the number below.”

Then put a number in the box.If all hope is lost, you can completely wipe the device with the “erase” command. This will factory reset the device, wiping all of your personal data, pictures, music, and all other stored files. It will also try to wipe the SD card if your device has one, but there’s a possibility (depending on Android version and manufacturer) that it may not be able to.

Once the phone has been wiped, Android Device Manager will no longer work, so this is basically you saying goodbye to your phone. This is the point of no return.Use Other ‘find my phone’ methods like call or text your phone to try to reach out to the person who might have it. You should also report your phone lose at the police station. Doing so will blacklist the IMEI of your phone and making things difficult for the thief.

But don’t get your hopes up. The police aren’t going to launch a full investigation for every stolen smartphone.

Like everything else, Find My Device isn’t without limitations. For example, if your phone is stolen and the thief has already performed a factory reset, you’re out of luck. If the phone happens to be off, you can only hope that whoever finds it will put it on charge for you.

source:standard.co.ke

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Robbery suspect who injured victim after finding him with just Sh50 charged

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A suspected robber who injured his victim after he found just Sh50 in his pockets was on Tuesday charged before a Makadara Law Courts with inflicting serious injuries.

Kelvin Nyambera Akama was charged with causing grievous harms to Leonard Okochi Omina in Kamulu area of Njiru Sub County in Nairobi on October 21.

Omina was heading home with a friend only identified as Kizito at around 8pm when they were accosted by Akama along a footpath.

The suspect demanded money violently and Kizito gave Sh50 which is all he had. Akama picked it unwillingly claiming it was too little.

Akama then allegedly hit Kizito with a wooden bar sending him sprawling on the ground.

The suspected is accused of striking Omina several times with the timber as he attempted to rescue his friend.

The two were rescued by members of public who caught the suspect in the act.

Akama denied the charges before senior principal magistrate Angelo Kithinji.

He was freed on a bond of Sh200,000 with two sureties of similar amount or an alternative cash bail of Sh100,000.

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Census officials protest over pay

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Officials who took part in the August 2019 national population census in Uasin Gishu and Kakamega counties took to the streets on Tuesday to demand their pay.

They said they are yet to be paid three months after the national exercise.

Speaking to journalists in Eldoret town, the officials, who included the ICT supervisors, content supervisors and enumerators, disclosed that their

counterparts in neighbouring counties have already been paid. The same sentiments were expressed by those from Kakamega .

“Machakos, Nandi, Elgeyo-Markwet and Nairobi counties have already paid all the officials who took part in the census. But look at us here in Uasin Gishu county. We are being taken round. No one is giving us any concrete communication on the payment. It is almost three months now,” said Amos Kiprono, who was a content supervisor.

“We were trained here in Uasin Gishu for the exercise. But when we try to ask the officer in charge of KNBS about our pay he is telling us to go to Nairobi. We are confused,” said Mr Kiprono.

“The enumerators who were working under me have been pestering me. We were promised to get our pay two weeks after the exercise. What we now want is to be told who is paying us, Nairobi county or Uasin Gishu county? And when are they paying us?” added Mr Kiprono.

Ibrahim Musa, who said he was an enumerator in Turbo Sub-County, accused the authorities responsible for their payments of frustrating them.

He said they gave the exercise all the seriousness it required but it is unfortunate that they are now being taken in circles when it comes to payment.

“The whole exercise was so demanding. We worked up to late hours. As youth who took part in the exercise we are frustrated, we deserve better. We rightfully deserve to be paid for the work done,” said Mr Ibrahim.

The officials gave the authorities responsible for their pay three days to pay them, failure to which they have vowed to continue with their demonstrations.

In Kakamega, about 100 supervisors and clerks who conducted the census also protested over the delayed payments, saying they were promised that they would receive their payments by October 12 but no money had been credited to their bank accounts by then, prompting them to take to the streets.

They accused the County Statistics Officer Thomas Odhiambo of not responding to their enquiries about the matter.

Mr Gerald Nandwa said the county statistics boss has been making promises that they would be paid but that has not happened.

He added that Mr Odhiambo had told them that the list of names of supervisors and clerks was being verified by his office before payment is made.

Administration Police officers at the county statistics office blocked journalists who sought to interview Mr Odhiambo, who was in his office at the time of the protests.

Mr Odhiambo later invited Mr Nandwa and six of his colleagues for a meeting in his office but he declined to speak to journalists who had camped outside.

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Policeman found dead inside his house hours after leaving work

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The body of a policeman attached to Ogembo police station in Ogembo, Kisii County was on Tuesday morning found in his rented house.

Confirming the incident, Kisii County Police Commander Martin Kibet, said the officer had complained of chest pains before going home on Monday around 3pm after his duty.

According to Kibet, the Officer Commanding Station (OCS) at Ogembo police station became suspicious when the deceased failed to report to work on Tuesday morning.

His colleagues were dispatched to the officer’s house when he failed to answer phone calls.

When the officers found the door locked from inside, they knocked it down and found their colleague laying dead on his bed.

Some painkillers were also found on the scene, an indication that the deceased may have purchased them from a pharmacy to ease the chest pains he had complained of.

The police are now waiting for the autopsy report to know the cause of the officer’s death.

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