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Kabaka Birthday Run 2020 edition to be held virtually

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Airtel Uganda in partnership with the Buganda Kingdom has launched the virtual Kabaka Birthday Run at Bulange Mengo.

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Airtel Uganda in partnership with the Buganda Kingdom has launched the virtual Kabaka Birthday Run at Bulange Mengo.

The virtual Kabaka Birthday Run will take place on 19th November under the theme “Men against AIDS to save the girl child” and will be flagged off by the Kabaka of Buganda. For this special event, participants will virtually be part of the event, joining the proceedings from their homes.

The Kabaka Birthday Run is an annual event to mark the King’s birthday as part of a partnership that the telecommunications giant has with the Buganda Kingdom to sponsor four of their most important activities; the Kabaka’s Birthday Run, Kabaka’s birthday celebration, the Kabaka’s coronation as well as Eid El Fitri. Airtel Uganda also sponsors the Masaza Cup – the Buganda kingdom football tournament.

Unfortunately, with the outbreak of the Coronavirus (Covid-19), many business activities and sporting events had to be put on hold or postponed to mitigate the spread of the disease, and the Kabaka Birthday Run was part of those.

Speaking during the launch of the virtual Kabaka Run, Ali Balunywa, Airtel Uganda’s Sales Distribution Director said; “As Airtel Uganda, we are proud to continue this partnership and support of the Kingdom’s activities. Covid-19 has presented us with an opportunity to exploit the virtual world. As we continue to observe the safety measures to limit the spread of Covid-19, we still have to devise new ways to continue doing business and holding certain events.”

“We believe that the virtual Kabaka Birthday Run is a good idea to ensure the continuity of the Kabaka’s birthday celebrations no matter where we are.” He added.

The Katikkiro of Buganda, Owek. Charles Peter Mayiga, reiterated the Kingdom’s efforts to support the girl child in the fight against AIDS.

“We had prepared to mark the Kabaka’s 65th birthday with a very big Kabaka Birthday Run but Covid-19 interrupted that. This will not stop us from running. We shall run in remembrance of the Kabaka’s birthday and we shall continue with our efforts while we work with Airtel Uganda, UNAIDS, and other partners to save the girl child against AIDS,” he remarked.

In 2017, the focus was re-channeled from Fistula to the Fight against Sickle Cells – to direct the Kabaka Birthday Run’s proceeds towards fighting the Sickle Cells disease in Uganda. Together with the Ministry of Health, the impact has been created in the areas of Sickle Cell Disease Awareness, testing and prevention. About 150,000 people were tested in three years.





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EXPOSED! Ugandan gospel singer Julie Mutesasira weds fellow woman

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Former local gospel singer Julie Mutesasira has caused a stir online after photos of her kissing a fellow woman during their wedding went viral on social media.

The photos emerged after his ex-lover Pastor Steven Mutesasira officially tied the knot with his new lover identified as Judith over the weekend.

In the past, it was rumored that Julie divorced with her husband and fled to Canada but the rumors where yet to be confirmed until the photos of her marrying a fellow woman made their way on social media.





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Police Bosses Convene at Bulange ,Mengo Over Weekend Security Raid on Mbogo Clan Thanksgiving Function

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Top Police authorities are slated to meet the Katikkiro of Buganda Charles Peter Mayiga this morning to tackle the security raid on a thanksgiving function organized by the Mbogo clan head, and religious leaders at Mugulu in Mityana town over last weekend.

Mobogo Clan head, Kayiira Gajuule had invited Bishop Emeritus John Baptist Kaggwa the retired Bishop of Masaka Diocese to grace the thanksgiving ceremony when anti-riot police stormed the area and sprayed teargas to disperse everyone.

This incident has since drawn widespread criticism from both Buganda kingdom loyalists who have since marched to Bulange Mengo demanding an apology from the Police besides the public condemning police actions

Just yesterday afternoon,. Police were forced to use teargas and live bullets to disperse a group of Buganda loyalists at Mityana municipality protesting the incident and demanding that District Police Commander, Alex Mwine Mukono unconditionally releases all the motorcycles he confiscated during the raid.

This compelled the police boss IGP Martin Okoth Ochola to apologize to the bishop and the Catholic Church.

The police political commissar led by a team of senior officers announced that they would be visiting Bishop Kaggwa at his home to announce their apology to his family and the church on behalf of IGP Ochola .

On Monday, the police spokesperson Fred Enanga apologized to the Catholic Church defending the police action on preventing the spread of COVID19.

He said the firing of teargas was caused by a group of uninvited politicians including Francis Zaake among others who had attracted youth.

Now according to the Buganda kingdom spokesperson Noah Kiyimba, a meeting between the Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayiga and the top police leadership is scheduled for 11:00 am at Bulange Mengo.



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Martha Kay shows off flexibility while exercising (VIDEO)

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Local Comedienne Martha Kay Kagimba a.k.a The Range Rover Girl showed off her flexibility and fitness in a video where she was recorded doing a full split.

For a couple of years, Martha Kay has often revealed how she is insecure about different parts of her body including her legs and her skin complexion.

Slowly, she has come to terms with her insecurities and she is proud of her complexion. There is one more thing she is working on now and she seems to be on the right track – FITNESS!





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