Is this the Reign of Cigarette Pants at Campus?


Cigarette pants that are known as drainpipes, slim or tight pants are gaining popularity as one of the hottest trends at Makerere University campus today.  

It is hard now on campus to move metres without noticing two, three or probably five in every ten students wearing slim fitted pants with a snug fit through the legs, ending in a small leg opening usually an inch or two above the ankles. These pants are sold in almost every boutique around Makerere University.

The Successful Story of a Hawker


Hawking in Kampala and other urban centres is not a welcome activity, with many organizations and urban councils not allowing it. However, there are people who make a living out of it and do not regret choosing this kind of business.

42-year old Ronald Mutesasira is an itinerant trader, who has been hawking since 1994.

Boy Generates Fees from Weighing Scale Business

Sekagigo Mark owns a weighing scale inside Makerere University, and this is his source of school fees.  Sekagigo positions himself at the Western small gate targeting students coming to campus from Kikoni, or those making their return journey.


Sekagigo is a resident of Kawala and goes to Kawala Primary School where he pays 65,000 shillings per term in fees.