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Remembrance walk Tag

The difficult realities of walking on Kampala roads

By David Mujuni As the sun began to rise over our capital city Kampala, a group of determined walkers set out on a 60-kilometre journey. Yes, I know. For many this sounds crazy, but for these walkers, this was something they had eagerly been waiting for. The walk was not only for personal fitness and leisure but to honor the memory of road crash victims and raise awareness about road safety.  While most teams wanted to top the relay, team The Panthers (David Mujuni, Doreen Nasasira, Becky Kategaya, Catherine Ageno, Collins Bareija aka Emeka, & Ronald Senvuma), set a goal of making...

Man honours departed brothers in 60km walk

By Belinda Birungi The drizzle and rain on November 19 rain didn't not stop participants like John Ssembogo from taking part in the Joe Walker Remembrance walk. Ssembogo, a member of Team Nkozi, walked the full 60km and he shares what drove him to do that.   Tell us a little about who you are. My name is John Ssembogo, born and raised in Kyotera. I'm 29 years old and an Information Technology practitioner.   Why did you join the walk? I joined the walk to particularly remember my deceased brothers and to represent the millions of people who lost their loved ones but couldn't make it...

How Team Kisoboka planned, executed and won 

By David Mujuni Team Kisoboka emerged victorious in the 60km relay remembrance walk held on November 19th, 2023. The walk was spearheaded by road safety advocate Joe Walker to honour road crash victims. The winning team comprised six members; Hebert Kanyali aka KGB, Alex Hashaka (team leader), Kenneth Asiimwe, Carlos Pambara, Solomon Kobwemi, and Ritah Orikiriza. Two of the team members (Alex & Solomon) travelled from Masaka to Kampala at the crazy hour of 3am to ensure they arrived on time for the event, as Herbert Kanyali narrates. Planning “Right from the start, we selected our members by determining those that would be able...

Joe Walker to honour road crash victims in 60km walk

By David Mujuni Road safety advocate Mr Joseph Beyanga commonly known as Joe Walker is set honour road crash victims in a 60km walk slated for Sunday, November 19, 2023 (the UN Remembrance Day).  Speaking to journalists at Jubilee Allianz Insurance offices along Parliamentary Avenue in Kampala, Joe Walker noted that the world will pause for a moment to remember 1.35 million people killed in road crashes every year. In Uganda, that number was 4,534 in 2022.  He says the relay walk will see each six-member team covering 60km with each participant walking 10km.  “If you look at the situation of road safety, it's...