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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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.
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 run was organized by Buganda Kingdom to celebrate the Birthday(13th April) of His Majesty Ronald Muwenda Mutebi the Kabaka(King) of Buganda Kingdom.
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.
Participants who cannot make it to Kampala run from
The event is sponsored by Airtel Uganda (main sponsors, Post Bank ,CBS FM,Uber Uganda and others.
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 Airtel Kabaka Birthday run is one of the many celebrations to mark the 64th birthday of Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II.
The other activities included volleyball which also climaxed on Sunday, 7th April 2019 at Lugogo show grounds parking grounds.