April 7th 2019
Thousands of people from various parts of the country have participated in the Kabaka’s birthday run in Lubiri today.
The run precedes the birthday of Kabaka slated on 13th April and will be celebrated at Ndejje secondary in Luwero, Bulemeezi County.
Prince David Kintu Wassajja led the 21km race while Princess Katrina Ssangalyambogo was the chief runner in the 10km race.
Prince David Kintu Wasajja after concluding the 21km race
Participants in both 21km, 10km, and 5km race included the elderly and the young who most of the parts of the route.
The marathon came to conclusion at Lubiri where participants were treated with entertainment from Ugandan based artists.
Prince Richard Ssemakookiro getting ready to be flagged off in the 5km race
While flagging off the runners, His Majesty King Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II advised the youths who are yet to find the spouses to first undergo Sickle cell screening so that they be notified of their fate.
He urged parents with children suffering from Sickle cells to ensure they receive proper treatment.
This year's race attracted 60,000 participants with the proceedings going towards the fight against Sickle Cell disease.
Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayiga, Princess Katrina Ssangalyambogo, Kingdom ministers, in a group photo with the organizing committe of Kabaka birthday run and birthday celebrations.
Medical workers of St. John Ambulance providing first aid services to the runners