Pictorial; A glimpse Into Bunyoro Empango Run

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On Friday June 9, more than 1,000 people participated in the Bunyoro marathon codenamed Empango run, one of the activities preceding the June 11 coronation anniversary of the Omukama of Bunyoro Solomon Gafabusa Iguru.

The Empango run organised by Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom in collaboration with Spice FM was aimed at raising money to procure beds for the Kagadi General Hospital's maternity ward.

The runners were flagged off from the Karuzika palace in Hoima town by the Omukama Solomon Gafabusa Iguru before being addressed at the end by Norman Lukumu the Prime minister.URN reporter Thembo Kahungu capture key moments of the entire activities and now brings them in the following pictorial.

 

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Thembo Kahungu
Thembo Kahungu is interested in journalism that changes lives. A recent example is when a suspect in state prosecutor Joan Kagezi was held longer than the law states. Kahungu is proud to note that it was his follow up on Geoffrey Kato's unlawful detention that led to the freedom of the boda boda rider.

Previously based in Kasese, Kahungu has been reposted to Hoima town. Kahungu is now the Uganda Radio Network Hoima bureau chief.

Kahungu has been a practicing journalist since 2007. He was a reporter for Radio Messiah and Kasese Guide Radio. He was also the Kasese Daily Monitor freelance writer. He has also been a teacher at Liberty College of Management and Journalism in Kasese district.

Kahungu is deeply interested in investigative journalism. Kahungu has developed a big interest in covering issues to do with Oil, Gas and Mining after attending a fellowship in Ghana in October 2015 under the sponsorship of Natural Resource Governance Institute.

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Security personnel ensured that no harmful objects are sneaked into the palace by checking every arriving runner
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A man and his sun do physical exercises as they prepare to take part in the Empango Marathon
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Runners taking part in pre-marathon exercises to ensure there are no injuries before the run
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These two ladies decided to do it in their own way before embarking on a challenging run
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Empango runners flock the Karuzika palace ahead of flagging off by Omukama Solomon Gafabusa Iguru
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Omukama Solomon Gafabusa Iguru gets out of his palace castle to flagged off the Empango Marathon
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The Omukama Solomon Gafabusa Iguru flagging off the runners from his Karuzika palace
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Hundreds of runners set off from Karuzika palace in Hoima after being flagged off by the Omukama Solomon Gafabusa Iguru
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Former Mukono resident district commissioner Yunus Mugabe participating in the Empango Marathon
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This Chinese National participated in the marathon and managed to run the entire 10km route
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Total officials participating in the Empango Marathon. Total is an Oil company operating in Bunyoro sub region
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These runners decided not to part ways as they invited on running together
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Ssevuma Gonzaga the marathon winner arrives in the Karuzika palace
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This man passed out on arrival from the 10km run
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Rev.Canon Martin Nangera the dean of St. Peters Cathedral Duhaga participated in the run
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A local comedian mimicking president Yoweri Museveni also graced the Empango run
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Edgar Agaba the executive director of Spice Fm which organised the Empango run is greeyed by the Museveni mimicking comedian. Agaba is also the director national rotter it's and gamings
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Norman Lukumu the Prime minister of Bunyoro (L) hands over one of the beds procured from marathon proceedings
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Ambulance services were available to ensure that those who could get tired and inured are assisted
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Daddy carries son shoulder high to ensure the infant subject does not miss any moment
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