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
Ee Mungu twaomba ulinde
Jumuiya Afrika mashariki
Tuwezeshe kuishi kwa amani
Tutimize na malengo yetu.
Jumuiya yetu sote tuilinde
Umoja wetu ni nguzo yetu
Idumu jumuiya yetu
Uzalendo pia mshikamano
Viwe msingi wa umoja wetu
Natulinde uhuru na amani
Mila zetu na desturi zetu
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
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 better understand the content and meaning of the sacred song.
Oh God we pray for the preservation
Of the East African Community
Enable us to live in peace
May we fulfill our objectives
We should protect/guard our community
We should be committed and
Our unity is our anchor
Long live our community
Patriotism and togetherness
Be the pillars of our unity
May we guard our independence
Our culture and traditions
Industries and farms
We should work together
We should work hard
We should build a better community
This national anthem is currently sung by over 170 million people from the seven EAC countries. Who wrote the anthem for the East African Community? John Mugango, a Tanzanian citizen, wrote the original EAC hymn.
If you want to learn more about the EAC chorale, you can sign up for East Africa anthem ringtone services on your phone. Similarly, depending on your preference, you can download the anthem from various websites in either audio or video format.