Government Orders Schools To Sing EAC Anthem Alongside the National Anthem, Here it is

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    East Africa Community Flag

    The Cabinet on Thursday directed that the East African Community anthem will henceforth be sang alongside the national anthem in schools.

    The EAC flag (pictured above) will also be hoisted in all government offices and public institutions with immediate effect.

    Titled Wimbo wa Jumuiya Afrika Mashariki, the EAC anthem is a 3 stanza composition in Kiswahili. The directive is meant to promote integration in the region.

    Kenya is the first country in East Africa to make this decision.

    Here’s the anthem, plus a video with the tune thereafter.

    Chorus

    Jumuiya Yetu sote tuilinde

    Tuwajibike tuimarike

    Umoja wetu ni nguzo yetu

    Idumu Jumuiya yetu.

    Stanza 1

    Ee Mungu twaomba ulinde

    Jumuiya Afrika Mashariki

    Tuwezeshe kuishi kwa amani

    Tutimize na malengo yetu.

    Stanza 2

    Uzalendo pia mshikamano

    Viwe msingi wa Umoja wetu

    Natulinde Uhuru na Amani

    Mila zetu na desturi zetu.

    Stanza 3

    Viwandani na hata mashambani

    Tufanye kazi sote kwa makini

    Tujitoe kwa hali na mali

    Tuijenge Jumuiya bora.

    Source: Nairobi Wire