The East African Community Anthem Lyrics

These are the lyrics of the melodious East African Community Anthem that is usually sung on national holidays and events in Kenya and the East African Countries.

The 12th Ordinary Summit of East African Heads of State was held on December 3rd, 2010 at the Ngurdoto Mountain Lodge in Arusha, Tanzania.

During this summit, the East African Community anthem, “Wimbo wa Jumuiya ya Afrika Mashariki,” was approved.

The East African Community (EAC) is an intergovernmental organization comprised of six African Great Lakes countries in the continent’s east. Kenya, Burundi, South Sudan, Rwanda, Uganda, and Tanzania are among them.

The heads of state of the six countries agreed to adopt the EAC anthem in order to strengthen the integration process among these countries.

East African Community anthem lyrics

Kiswahili Version

Stanza 1

Ee Mungu twaomba ulinde

Jumuiya Afrika mashariki

Tuwezeshe kuishi kwa amani

Tutimize na malengo yetu.

Chorus

Jumuiya yetu sote tuilinde

Tuwajibike tuimarike

Umoja wetu ni nguzo yetu

Idumu jumuiya yetu

2nd stanza

Uzalendo pia mshikamano

Viwe msingi wa umoja wetu

Natulinde uhuru na amani

Mila zetu na desturi zetu

3rd stanza

Viwandani na hata mashambani

Tufanye kazi sote kwa makini

Tujitoe kwa hali na mali

Tuijenge jumuiya bora

Read The Kenya National Anthem in English and Kiswahili Lyrics

English version

The English version of the EAC sacred song has not been officially translated. However, the Swahili version’s literal meaning is provided below so that patriots can be