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340km later, Joe still craves more walks

The plan was to walk 340km from Kampala to Bushenyi to create awareness on road safety. This involved months of preparation, in the boardroom, church and on the road.

Joseph Beyanga, alias Joe Walker, the head of radio at Nation Media Group- Uganda, says he was ready to start the walk even on the Sunday leading up to Monday February 28, the day he was supposed to set off. He had a diet plan, a training that saw him walk specific distances to get his body ready, yet to the ordinary world, what he was yet to embark on was received with mixed reaction.

Some people called him daring and congratulated him for his courage, others ironically his colleagues joked that he was choosing an honourable way of dying.

“Yes, I heard some people say I was looking for a way of going out with honour, those idiots…,” he says with a hearty laugh.

But Beyanga worked with a team and some of these set off with him at the Monitor Publications offices in Namuwongo, Kampala. Earlier, he had been in church and they had prayed with his pastor and family. Read more here.