Ee Mungu Nguvu Yetu
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|English: O God, of all Creation|
National anthem of Kenya
|Lyrics||Graham Hyslop, G. W. Senoga-Zake, Thomas Johnson Kuto Kalume, Peter Kibukosya, Washington Omondi, 1963|
"Ee Mungu Nguvu Yetu" (instrumental, one verse)
The music was originally composed in Kiswahili, the national language. Unlike some other countries' national anthems which were written or composed by foreigners, the Kenyan national anthem was prepared by local people. The commission included five members and was headed by the Kenya Music Adviser. It was based on a traditional tune sung by Pokomo mothers to their children.
It is notable for being one of the first national anthems to be specifically commissioned as such. It was written by the Kenyan Anthem Commission in 1963 to serve as the state anthem after independence from the United Kingdom. It was expected that the lyrics would express the deepest convictions and the highest aspirations of the people as a whole.
|Ee Mungu Nguvu Yetu|
|Swahili lyrics||Kikuyu lyrics||English lyrics|
Ee Mungu nguvu yetu
Oh God of all creation
Amkeni ndugu zetu
Let one and all arise
Natujenge taifa letu
Let all with one accord
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