An estimated 100,000 people took part in the Kabaka Birthday Run on Sunday16th April 202. The 10th Kabaka Birthday Run that was flagged off by His Majesty, Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II.
The 10th edition of the Airtel-sponsored Kabaka Birthday Run was proclaimed as the biggest ever staged in Uganda, with more than 100,000 tickets sold as Kabaka Ronald Muwenda II celebrated his 68th birthday.
Since 2003, the annual Kabaka Birthday Run has over the last 10 years rallied Ugandans to join celebrate the Kabaka’s life while participating in efforts to reduce the burden of disease. Previous editions have focused on ending sickle cell, fistula, as well as encouraging people to join efforts towards ending the spread of HIV/ AIDS. Just like the past 2 years, this year, the run was held under the theme Ending HIV/AIDS by 2030.
“As part of our sustainability agenda, we are committed to developing and supporting partnerships that reduce barriers in health, education and agriculture. A healthy human capital is important for the transformation of any society. We are proud to support these efforts aimed at ending the HIV/AIDS pandemic by 2030 because this economy needs a healthy workforce.” Airtel Uganda Managing Director Manoj Murali said
Owek. Charles Peter Mayiga, the Katikkiro of Buganda appreciated the runners for coming up in big numbers to celebrate the Kabaka’s 68th birthday.
“I am pleased to see Ugandans participate in this year’s run. Buganda can only prosper with a healthy population.” He said.