By Our Reporter
Over 80,000 individuals participated in the 2022 Kabaka Birthday Run that was held on Sunday. They were flagged off by the Kabaka of Buganda at Bulange in Mengo.
“We are impressed by the number of participants who took part in this year’s edition of the Kabaka Birthday Run. We aimed to sell 80,000 kits and all were sold out, which is a sign of commitment our people have shown towards supporting the Kingdom initiatives, and we appreciate it,” noted The Katikiro of Buganda Owek. Charles Peter Mayiga.
Owek. Mayiga added, “We would not have been able to walk this journey alone. With support from our sponsors and partners who have contributed towards this noble cause of fighting the spread of HV/AIDs, the run has consistently been held.”
The Kabaka Run is an annual marathon that is held in celebration of Kabaka’s birthday under different themes. This year, the Run was held under the theme, “Men against AIDS to Save the Girl Child”, with the aim of continuing to create awareness about HIV/AIDS and encourage men to get tested, get treated and eventually protect women against infection.
The 2022 Kabaka Birthday Run had participants from different areas of the country including Masaka, Mukono, Luwero among others.