In Pictures: Kabaka’s Birthday Run 2019

The Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi is seen leaving during the Kabaka's birthday Run 7th Sunday 2019. Left is Buganda Kingdom Premiere Owek.Charles Peter Mayiga. Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/Kmaupdates.

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MENGO, Uganda

Thousands on Sunday morning, April 7  flocked Lubiri Palace for the  2019 Kabaka’s Birthday Run at Lubiri, in Mengo.

As early as 5 AM, participants started to arrive to the start and finish point at Lubiri in Mengo, Kampala.

The Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi is seen smiling during the Kabaka’s birthday Run 7th Sunday 2019. Thousands on Sunday morning , April 7 flocked Lubiri Palace to celebrate with Kabaka Ronald Mutebi,his next Birthday. Left is Buganda Kingdom Premiere Owek.Charles Peter Mayiga Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/Kmaupdates.

As they arrived, many limbered around in preparation for the run that had 5KM, 10KM and 21KM catergories. Runners across the divide, young and old, filthy rich and marginalised, male and female joined hands to run for a bold cause – raise proceeds to help sickle cell patients.

The Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi is seen smiling during the Kabaka’s birthday Run 7th Sunday 2019. Thousands on Sunday morning , April 7 flocked Lubiri Palace to celebrate with Kabaka Ronald Mutebi,his next Birthday. Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/Kmaupdates.


The run  was organized by Buganda Kingdom to celebrate the Birthday(13th April) of His Majesty Ronald Muwenda Mutebi the Kabaka(King) of Buganda Kingdom.

The Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi is seen smiling during the Kabaka’s birthday Run 7th Sunday 2019. Thousands on Sunday morning , April 7 flocked Lubiri Palace to celebrate with Kabaka Ronald Mutebi,his next Birthday. Left is Buganda Kingdom Premiere Owek.Charles Peter Mayiga Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/Kmaupdates.

This was the 5th edition as  Kabaka moves to celebrate the 64th birthday.

This year’s run is aimed at creating awareness for the Sickle Cell disease in and outside the Kingdom proceeds from the run are used for different social causes like Fistula and Sickle Cells.

3rd left, Information Minister Owek.Noah Kiyingi, a representative of Bunyoro Kingdom and the Marketing and Communications Manager, Post Bank, Jackie Taha during the Kabaka’s birthday Run 7th Sunday 2019. Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/Kmaupdates.

Participants who cannot make it to Kampala run from upcountry.

The event is sponsored by Airtel Uganda (main sponsors, Post Bank ,CBS FM,Uber Uganda and others.

Buganda Kingdom Premiere Owek.Charles Peter Mayiga greets marketing and Corporate Communications Manager of Post Bank Uganda Jackie Taha during the Kabaka’s birthday Run 7th Sunday 2019. Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/Kmaupdates.

Airtel Uganda, the anchor sponsors had their staff who contributed 4M (in kits purchase) leading the line of other corporate companies to include Post Bank, CBS, Centenary Bank, Buganda Land Board, Vision Group among others.

The Ceo of Vision Group Robert Kabushenga dances away during the Kabaka’s birthday Run 7th Sunday 2019. Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/Kmaupdates.

The Airtel Kabaka Birthday run is one of the many celebrations to mark the 64th birthday of Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II.

Buganda Kingdom Premiere Owek.Charles Peter Mayiga is seen with Princess Katrina Sangalyambogo during the Kabaka’s birthday Run 7th Sunday 2019.Roght is the Marketing and Communications Manager Jackie Taha. Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/Kmaupdates.

The other activities included volleyball which also climaxed on Sunday, 7th April 2019 at Lugogo show grounds parking grounds.

Buganda Kingdom Premiere Owek.Charles Peter Mayiga chats with the staff of Post Bank during the Kabaka’s birthday Run 7th Sunday 2019.Roght is the Marketing and Communications Manager Jackie Taha. Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/Kmaupdates.
Participants take off during the Kabaka’s birthday Run 7th Sunday 2019. Thousands on Sunday morning , April 7 flocked Lubiri Palace to celebrate with Kabaka Ronald Mutebi,his next Birthday. Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/Kmaupdates.
Participants led by Prince David Wasajja take off during the Kabaka’s birthday Run 7th Sunday 2019. Thousands on Sunday morning , April 7 flocked Lubiri Palace to celebrate with Kabaka Ronald Mutebi,his next Birthday. Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/Kmaupdates.


Participants take off during the Kabaka’s birthday Run 7th Sunday 2019. Thousands on Sunday morning , April 7 flocked Lubiri Palace to celebrate with Kabaka Ronald Mutebi,his next Birthday. Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/Kmaupdates.
Participants take off during the Kabaka’s birthday Run 7th Sunday 2019. Thousands on Sunday morning , April 7 flocked Lubiri Palace to celebrate with Kabaka Ronald Mutebi,his next Birthday. Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/Kmaupdates.
Participants take off during the Kabaka’s birthday Run 7th Sunday 2019. Thousands on Sunday morning , April 7 flocked Lubiri Palace to celebrate with Kabaka Ronald Mutebi,his next Birthday. Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/Kmaupdates.
Participants take off during the Kabaka’s birthday Run 7th Sunday 2019. Thousands on Sunday morning , April 7 flocked Lubiri Palace to celebrate with Kabaka Ronald Mutebi,his next Birthday. Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/Kmaupdates.
Participants take a walk during the Kabaka’s birthday Run 7th Sunday 2019. Thousands on Sunday morning , April 7 flocked Lubiri Palace to celebrate with Kabaka Ronald Mutebi,his next Birthday. Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/Kmaupdates.
Students of Makerere College School having a light moment with the Buganda Kingdom Premiere Owek.Charles Peter Mayiga during the Kabaka’s birthday Run 7th Sunday 2019. Thousands on Sunday morning , April 7 flocked Lubiri Palace to celebrate with Kabaka Ronald Mutebi,his next Birthday. Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/Kmaupdates.
Buganda Kingdom Premiere Owek.Charles Peter Mayiga chats with the staff of Post Bank during the Kabaka’s birthday Run 7th Sunday 2019. 3rd right is the Marketing and Communications Manager Jackie Taha. Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/Kmaupdates.
The Staff of Post Bank are seen during the Kabaka’s birthday Run 7th Sunday 2019. Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/Kmaupdates.
School Children of Cleverand Junior School perform during the Kabaka’s birthday Run 7th Sunday 2019. Thousands on Sunday morning , April 7 flocked Lubiri Palace to celebrate with Kabaka Ronald Mutebi his next Birthday.
Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/Kmaupdates.
School Children of Cleverand Junior School perform during the Kabaka’s birthday Run 7th Sunday 2019. Thousands on Sunday morning , April 7 flocked Lubiri Palace to celebrate with Kabaka Ronald Mutebi his next Birthday. Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/Kmaupdates.
School Children of Cleverand Junior School perform during the Kabaka’s birthday Run 7th Sunday 2019. Thousands on Sunday morning , April 7 flocked Lubiri Palace to celebrate with Kabaka Ronald Mutebi his next Birthday. Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/Kmaupdates.