By Kampala Sun Writer
Globally, World AIDS Day is commemorated every December 1. Back here home, every year, Kansanga-based Reach A hand Uganda (RAHU), organizes the #iknowKati HIV/AIDS awareness concert that has always registered massive attendance.
The 2022 Edition of the #iknowKati HIV/AIDS awareness concert was held at the Kasenyi landing site off Entebbe Road on Friday, 2nd December.
The two-day event saw people flock in as early as 10:00 AM, had a sobering effect. Initially, the show was for health experts and they did a thorough job demystifying everything HIV. They took the attendees through counseling, behavioral change communication, information dissemination, different various texts including HIV and condom distribution. By 4;30PM, the party mood was already set.
Different entertainers and rising talents hit the stage first to warm up the crowds that had a mega party awaiting them alongside their favorite artists that include Nutty Neithan, Jowy Lander, Uga boys, Jaja Bruce, Wembley Mo, Ray Signature, Coco finger, the TekawoEnjawulo team [ Jackie Chandiru, Trigger, Sandra Nansambu,] Martha mukisa, Laika Music and Chris Banina.
After the many speeches, the merrymakers were then treated to lots of entertainment from RAHU’s staff and partners that included founder and CEO Humpfrey Nabimanya.
Jackie Chandiru and Coco finger took the revelers to the planet of enjoyment before Grammy Award nominee Eddy Kenzo crowned the night performances that also saw the Kasenyi people go wild over his massive display.
In the middle of his performance, Eddy Kenzo thanked Nabimanya and his RAHU group for the endless fight against GBV and HIV/AIDS without forgetting his relentless advocacy for girl child rights.
“Nabimanya was simply sent by God to save Uganda after the deadly HIV pandemic hit us. He spent the biggest part of his life focusing on youth empowerment initiatives, Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) education and HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention, and livelihoods. He has always supported me and many other artists to convey the HIV message. Kenzo also thanked Kasenyi residents for coming through in big numbers”
“Prior to the concert, the RAHU team and partners had been to different places around Kampala and surrounding areas.