Multitudes attend birthday run as Kabaka advises on regular sickle cell tests

DAVID GOMBE

In wee hours of Sunday April 7th thousands were at Lubiri, Mengo for the Kabaka birthday run were they participated in the 5Km, 10Km and 21Km routes. This was the sixth edition of the Airtel sponsored event and the main theme was to create awareness in the fight against sickle cell.

His Majesty the Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II flagged off the runs and commended the youth to test for the blood before marriage.

“I thank everyone for attending to this run as we aim at fighting sickle cell disorder in the country. I call upon the youth to go for blood testing for this disease before marriage. This is a disease that affects the young ones but I believe in years to come it will be no more.”

Stated the Kabaka.

Prince Ssemakokiro was the chief runner in the 5Km whereas Princess Ssangalyambogo led the 10Km runners. The Katikiro of Buganda Charles Peter Mayiga plus other dignitaries from the Kingdom were in attendance.

The Kabaka’s 64th birthday celebrations will be held in Ndejje, Bulemeezi on the 13th of April.

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