April 9, 2014

Kabaka Marathon : Airtel Shows Up Strong In Fistula Cause

Airtel Uganda sealed their new partnership with the Kabaka Foundation at the Kabaka’s Birthday Run on Sunday morning.

A group of participants immitate Usain Bolt after they had crossed the finishing line
A group of participants immitate Usain Bolt after they had crossed the finishing line

It was a rainy morning but the Palace “Lubiri” was teaming with thousands of well-wishers including theAirtel Uganda team, more than 7 members of Parliament and Buganda Cabinet members present.

It was indeed a well-coordinated cause that saw corporates from all walks of life come together for a good cause.

The crowd
The crowd

The Kabaka of Buganda, His Majesty Ronald Muwenda Mutebi expressed his gratitude to Airtel Uganda for honoring his cause with such commitment.

The run was flagged off by His Highness after he received his running kit from the Airtel Uganda Team.

Prince Wasajja being congratulated by a lady after he finished his 21km run
Prince Wasajja being congratulated by a lady after he finished his 21km run

The Katikkiro of Buganda, Hon. Charles Mayiga said that the run will henceforth become an annual event that will take place on every Sunday before the Kabaka’s Birth date. In the fight against Fistula, Kitovu Hospital in Masaka has been cited as being at the forefront.

The Katikkiro called the Airtel-Buganda partnership as a strategic partnership for the benefit of the Buganda interests and community.

People wait to be flagged off at the Lubiri grounds
People wait to be flagged off at the Lubiri grounds

The winners of the various distance categories were:

Ronald Mukasa – 5km

Godfrey Sande – 10km

GonzaagaSebuuma – 21km

Prince Wasajja David doing the famous Usain Bolt victory sign as the Katikiro looks on
Prince Wasajja David doing the famous Usain Bolt victory sign as the Katikiro looks on

After the run, the crowds were addressed by the Katikiro of Buganda Hon. Charles Peter Maiga who stated that “with this kind of support from Airtel Uganda, Fistula will soon be an issue of the past. Helping women means we are helping the mothers of the nation so we thank you all.”

Some of the participants taking part in the run
Some of the participants taking part in the run
The Chief runner, Prince David Wasajja took part in the 21km race
The Chief runner, Prince David Wasajja took part in the 21km race

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