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Thousand Attend The 2024 Kabaka Birthday Run

Katikiro Charles Peter Mayiga and Nalinya flag off Runners at Kabaka Birthday Run
Katikiro Charles Peter Mayiga and Nalinya flag off Runners at Kabaka Birthday Run

For years, the Kabaka birthday run has been one of the most prominent sports with thousands of participants running for a cause. The sport has been consistently growing in numbers annually, from hundreds to thousands of participants.

However, for the second time in a row, King (Kabaka) Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II was absent from the occasion. According to the kingdom Prime Minister (Katikiro) Charles Peter Mayiiga, the king left the country on the 21st of March to seek further specialized medical attention from specialists abroad.

The king is suffering from undisclosed health complications. Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II delegated Nalinya Lubugu Agnes to flag off the runners in his absence which usually takes place at his palace at Mengo, Kampala.

Through the Katikiro, the Kabaka thanked all the stakeholders from the central government, sponsors, and well-wishers for being part of the Kabaka birthday run in the effort to fight against HIV\AIDs in the country.

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The 11th edition was dubbed with the theme “Men Are Stars In Saving The Girl Child Against AIDs” proving the major role men can play in the fight against the disease. The success was immense in that the Kingdom reportedly realized Shs2. 4 billion. The collections are aimed at raising awareness against HIV/Aids. According to Mengo, this year’s edition attracted 120,000 participants.

The event had high-profile delegates including the Leader of Opposition in Parliament (Lop) Hon. Joel Ssenyonyi and Parliament Commissioner Hon: Mathiaus Mpuuga.

Musicians Including Nina Roz, Daxx Kartel, and others entertained the participants who showed up at the event to their plight, and based on the smiles they wore on their faces, it was proven that they had a good time out in different ways.

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