PHOTOS: How it went down as Gen. MK joined President Kagame at Kigali Car Free Day!

Aimed at sensitizing people to Breast Cancer, the Kigali Car Free Day, was attended by President Paul Kagame and First Lady, who were joined by Uganda’s General Muhoozi Kainerugaba and his close associate Senior Journalist Andrew Mwenda, on Sunday, October 16.

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The Sunday’s event serves to continue Breast Cancer Awareness Month (The Pink Month) which aims to educate people about the disease, including early screening as well as signs and symptoms associated with it in Rwanda. Attended by thousands of Kigali residents, from jogging to cycling, skating and walking, the public sports take place twice a month. During the event, the Ministry of Health underscores the importance of early detection to stem rising breast cancer cases. Addressing the participants, as Rwanda joined the rest of the world to mark breast cancer awareness month, their Health Minister Dr Daniel Ngamije revealed that the Ministry is facing a challenge of delayed breast cancer care for patients, leading to lower chances of survival but also higher costs of treatment.

Photo Credit goes to Rwanda New Times Photographers, Olivier Mugwiza and Craish Bahizi

Uganda's General Muhoozi Kainerugaba (2nd Left) who is on a private visit to Rwanda since Saturday interacts with Kigali City Mayor Pudence Rubingisa and Sports Minister Mimosa before starting. Olivier Mugwiza

Uganda’s General Muhoozi Kainerugaba (2nd Left) who is on a private visit to Rwanda since Saturday interacts with Kigali City Mayor Pudence Rubingisa and Sports Minister Mimosa before starting. Olivier Mugwiza

Sandrine Umutoni, the Director General of Imbuto Foundation chats with a participant before starting the mass sports activities . Olivier Mugwiza

Sandrine Umutoni, the Director General of Imbuto Foundation chats with a participant before starting the mass sports activities . Olivier Mugwiza

 Kigali residents turned up in big numbers for the bi-monthly Car Free Day on Sunday ,October 16. The exercise coincided with this year's Breast Cancer Awareness Walk, as part of the activities to mark the Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Kigali residents turned up in big numbers for the bi-monthly Car Free Day on Sunday ,October 16. The exercise coincided with this year’s Breast Cancer Awareness Walk, as part of the activities to mark the Breast Cancer Awareness month.

The Sunday's event coincided with this year's Breast Cancer Awareness Walk, as part of the activities to mark the Breast Cancer Awareness month.

The Sunday’s event coincided with this year’s Breast Cancer Awareness Walk, as part of the activities to mark the Breast Cancer Awareness month.

The Sunday's event coincided with this year's Breast Cancer Awareness Walk, as part of the activities to mark the Breast Cancer Awareness month.

The Sunday’s event coincided with this year’s Breast Cancer Awareness Walk, as part of the activities to mark the Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Some participants during a walk in Kigali. Olivier Mugwiza

Some participants during a walk in Kigali. Olivier Mugwiza

Today's event  helped the Minister Ngamije to underscore the importance of early detection through periodic breast self-examination, a simple procedure which he said could be conveniently done at home in privacy. Olivier Mugwiza

Today’s event helped the Minister Ngamije to underscore the importance of early detection through periodic breast self-examination, a simple procedure which he said could be conveniently done at home in privacy. Olivier Mugwiza

A cyclist and her kid enjoying cycling during Car Free Day. Craish Bahizi

A cyclist and her kid enjoying cycling during Car Free Day. Craish Bahizi

The event started from BK Arena to Kimihurura where participants met medics for mass screening and sports exercise.

The event started from BK Arena to Kimihurura where participants met medics for mass screening and sports exercise.

 Kigali residents turned up in big numbers for the bi-monthly Car Free Day on Sunday

Kigali residents turned up in big numbers for the bi-monthly Car Free Day on Sunday

Cyclists pose for a photo during the bimonthly Car Free Day mass sports in Kigali on October 16. Olivier Mugwiza

Cyclists pose for a photo during the bimonthly Car Free Day mass sports in Kigali on October 16. Olivier Mugwiza

President Kagame interacts with General Muhoozi Kainerugaba during Car Free Day mass sports in Kigali on October 16. Olivier Mugwiza

President Kagame interacts with General Muhoozi Kainerugaba during Car Free Day mass sports in Kigali on October 16. Olivier Mugwiza

President Kagame, First Lady Jeannette Kagame were joined by General Muhoozi Kainerugaba for the bimonthly Car Free Day mass sports in Kigali on October 16. Olivier Mugwiza

President Kagame, First Lady Jeannette Kagame were joined by General Muhoozi Kainerugaba for the bimonthly Car Free Day mass sports in Kigali on October 16. Olivier Mugwiza

President Kagame interacts with General Muhoozi Kainerugaba during Car Free Day mass sports in Kigali on October 16. Olivier Mugwiza

President Kagame interacts with General Muhoozi Kainerugaba during Car Free Day mass sports in Kigali on October 16. Olivier Mugwiza

President Kagame, First Lady Jeannette Kagame were joined by General Muhoozi Kainerugaba for the bimonthly Car Free Day mass sports in Kigali on October 16. Olivier Mugwiza

President Kagame, First Lady Jeannette Kagame were joined by General Muhoozi Kainerugaba for the bimonthly Car Free Day mass sports in Kigali on October 16. Olivier Mugwiza

From jogging to cycling, skating and walking, the public sports take place twice a month.

From jogging to cycling, skating and walking, the public sports take place twice a month.

A child riding his bicycle during Car Free Day

A child riding his bicycle during Car Free Day

Miss Iradukunda and Miss Muheto flanked with other girls during the Kigali Car Free Day on Sunday, October 16. Captured here share a moment during a walking exercise. Olivier Mugwiza

Miss Iradukunda and Miss Muheto flanked with other girls during the Kigali Car Free Day on Sunday, October 16. Captured here share a moment during a walking exercise. Olivier Mugwiza

Miss Iradukunda and Miss Muheto flanked with other girls during the Kigali Car Free Day on Sunday, October 16. Captured here share a moment during a walking exercise. Olivier Mugwiza

Miss Iradukunda and Miss Muheto flanked with other girls during the Kigali Car Free Day on Sunday, October 16. Captured here share a moment during a walking exercise. Olivier Mugwiza

A child riding his bicycle during Car Free Day

A child riding his bicycle during Car Free Day

The event started from BK Arena to Kimihurura where participants met medics for mass screening and sports exercise. Craish Bahizi

The event started from BK Arena to Kimihurura where participants met medics for mass screening and sports exercise. Craish Bahizi

Miss Rwanda 2017, Elsa Iradukunda (C) during the exercise .The Sunday's event coincided with this year's Breast Cancer Awareness Walk, as part of the activities to mark the Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Miss Rwanda 2017, Elsa Iradukunda (C) during the exercise .The Sunday’s event coincided with this year’s Breast Cancer Awareness Walk, as part of the activities to mark the Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Kigalians   stretching their bodies matching their moves with the beat of the music during the Kigali Car Free Day that raised awareness on Breast Cancer, on October 16. Photo by Craish Bahizi

Kigalians stretching their bodies matching their moves with the beat of the music during the Kigali Car Free Day that raised awareness on Breast Cancer, on October 16. Photo by Craish Bahizi

The event started from BK Arena to Kimihurura where participants met medics for mass screening and sports exercise. Craish Bahizi

The event started from BK Arena to Kimihurura where participants met medics for mass screening and sports exercise. Craish Bahizi

The Sunday's event serves to continue Breast Cancer Awareness Month (The Pink Month) which aims to educate people about the disease, including early screening as well as signs and symptoms associated with it. Craish Bahizi

The Sunday’s event serves to continue Breast Cancer Awareness Month (The Pink Month) which aims to educate people about the disease, including early screening as well as signs and symptoms associated with it. Craish Bahizi

Kigalians   stretching their bodies matching their moves with the beat of the music during the Kigali Car Free Day that raised awareness on Breast Cancer, on October 16. Photo by Craish Bahizi

Kigalians stretching their bodies matching their moves with the beat of the music during the Kigali Car Free Day that raised awareness on Breast Cancer, on October 16. Photo by Craish Bahizi

The event attracted different residents of Kigali

The event attracted different residents of Kigali

Participants stretching during the mass sports exercise that raised awareness on Breast Cancer on Sunday .  The Sunday's event coincided with this year's Breast Cancer Awareness Walk, as part of the activities to mark the Breast Cancer Awareness month. Craish Bahizi

Participants stretching during the mass sports exercise that raised awareness on Breast Cancer on Sunday . The Sunday’s event coincided with this year’s Breast Cancer Awareness Walk, as part of the activities to mark the Breast Cancer Awareness month. Craish Bahizi

Today's event  helped the Minister Ngamije to underscore the importance of early detection through periodic breast self-examination, a simple procedure which he said could be conveniently done at home in privacy.

Today’s event helped the Minister Ngamije to underscore the importance of early detection through periodic breast self-examination, a simple procedure which he said could be conveniently done at home in privacy.

Minister of Health Dr Daniel Ngamije (C) stretching his body with other participants during the mass sports exercise that raised awareness on Breast Cancer on Sunday . Craish Bahizi

Minister of Health Dr Daniel Ngamije (C) stretching his body with other participants during the mass sports exercise that raised awareness on Breast Cancer on Sunday . Craish Bahizi

The Sunday's event coincided with this year's Breast Cancer Awareness Walk, as part of the activities to mark the Breast Cancer Awareness month. Craish Bahizi

The Sunday’s event coincided with this year’s Breast Cancer Awareness Walk, as part of the activities to mark the Breast Cancer Awareness month. Craish Bahizi

Participants stretching during the mass sports exercise that raised awareness on Breast Cancer on Sunday . Craish Bahizi

Participants stretching during the mass sports exercise that raised awareness on Breast Cancer on Sunday . Craish Bahizi

Participants undergo screenings of different diseases

Participants undergo screenings of different diseases

Medics  conduct a screening exercise for  women and girls for breast cancer using breast clinical examination. Craish Bahizi

Medics conduct a screening exercise for women and girls for breast cancer using breast clinical examination. Craish Bahizi

Minister of Health Dr Daniel Ngamije speaks to the media at Kigali Car Free Day, Craish Bahizi

Minister of Health Dr Daniel Ngamije speaks to the media at Kigali Car Free Day, Craish Bahizi

Dr Daniel Ngamije, Minister of Health, in group photo with other participants after the mass sports exercise that raised awareness on Breast Cancer on Sunday . Craish Bahizi

Dr Daniel Ngamije, Minister of Health, in group photo with other participants after the mass sports exercise that raised awareness on Breast Cancer on Sunday . Craish Bahizi

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