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Hassan Mwinyi to grace cancer run
Publish Date: Aug 27, 2014
Hassan Mwinyi to grace cancer run
Former Tanzania President Al Hassan Mwinyi
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By Cecilia Okoth

Former Tanzania President Al Hassan Mwinyi, will this year grace the third Rotary Cancer run which is due this Sunday.


Mwinyi who was born on May 8th 1925 was the second president of Tanzania from 1985 TO 1995. He took office from the Late Julius Nyerere.

Stephen Mwanje, the Chairperson organizing committee of the run said Mwinyi will be arriving in the country this Friday.

“He has been participating in runs for causes in Tanzania. We invited him last year and he accepted to come,” Mwanje said.

Mwinyi becomes the third chief runner for the rotary run after, the Rt. Hon. Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga and Steven Kiprotich, the world and Olympic marathon champion.  

The run is organized to raise money for the completion of the Rotary Centenary Bank Cancer ward at St Raphael of St Francis Hospital Nsambya.

Mwanje said Sh300 million is needed to complete the 36 bed sh 1.3 billion specialized cancer centre. The project according to Mwanje is expected to be completed in December with the first patients expected to be admitted by January Next year.

Over 30,000 thousands runners are expected to participate in the run.

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