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Hi, Im looking for information about the national anthem of Kenya.
Who wrote the Kenyan national anthem (lyrics and music)?
When was the national anthem of Kenya officially adopted?
Please add any valuable information like links to anthem's mp3, video, lyrics, free sheet music etc.
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The National anthem of Kenya is "Ee Mungu Nguvu Yetu" which means in English "Oh God of All Creation".
Kenya's anthem lyrics were written by Graham HYSLOP, Thomas KALUME, Peter KIBUKOSYA, Washington OMONDI, and George W. SENOGA-ZAKE and the music was written by traditional, adapted by Graham HYSLOP, Thomas KALUME, Peter KIBUKOSYA, Washington OMONDI, and George W. SENOGA-ZAKE.
Adopted 1963; The Anthem Is Based On A Traditional Kenyan Folk Song.
 
National anthem of Kenya free mp3 download
Press to download the mp3 file of Kenya's National anthem - See link (file source: cia world factbook).
 
Listen to Kenya national anthem on Youtube
 
Kenyan anthem lyrics (English translation)
First stanza
 
O God of all creation
Bless this our land and nation
Justice be our shield and defender
May we dwell in unity
Peace and liberty
Plenty be found within our borders.
 
Second stanza
 
Let one and all arise
With hearts both strong and true
Service be our earnest endeavour
And our homeland of Kenya
Heritage of splendour
Firm may we stand to defend
 
Third stanza
 
Let all with one accord
In common bond united
Build this our nation together
And the glory of Kenya
The fruit of our labour
Fill every heart with thanksgiving.
 
You can find more information about Kenyan anthem on Wikipedia - See link.
Sheet Music: View the Kenyan national anthem sheet music - See link.

 

Kenya
Kenyan national symbol: lion.

Kenya flag

Conventional short form country name: Kenya.
Conventional long form country name: Republic of Kenya.
Local short form country name: Kenya.
Local long form country name: Republic of Kenya/Jamhuri ya Kenya.
Former name of Kenya: British East Africa.
 
Kenya Government Type: republic.
 
Republic is a representative democracy in which the people's elected deputies (representatives), not the people themselves, vote on legislation. 
 
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