Our Integration: The East Africa Anthem

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The Regional bloc Anthem was adopted by the East African Community Summit on December 3, 2010.

Heads of State agreed to the Swahili version on the background that the language is the lingua franca of the EAC.

Chorus
Jumuiya Yetu sote tuilinde
Tuwajibike tuimarike
Umoja wetu ni nguzo yetu
Idumu Jumuiya yetu.

1. Ee Mungu twaomba ulinde
Jumuiya Afrika Mashariki
Tuwezeshe kuishi kwa amani
Tutimize na malengo yetu.

2. Uzalendo pia mshikamano
Viwe msingi wa Umoja wetu
Natulinde Uhuru na Amani
Mila zetu na desturi zetu.

3. Viwandani na hata mashambani
Tufanye kazi sote kwa makini
Tujitoe kwa hali na mali
Tuijenge Jumuiya bora.

Translation by Dora Byamukama

The following English translation is not the official; it is a literal one merely to enable you appreciate the meaning of the content:

Chorus
We should protect/guard our Community
We should be committed and
stand strong
Our unity is our anchor
Long live our community

1
Oh God we pray
For preservation of the East African Community;
Enable us to live in peace;
May we fulfil our objectives;

2
Patriotism and togetherness
Be the pillars of our unity
May we guard our independence
and peace
Our culture and traditions

3
In industries and farms
We should work together
We should work hard
We should build a better Community.