POEM IN HONOUR OF FORMER PRESIDENT araap MOI
I want to sing one last time,
I want to shake and point one finger salute again like I did in his time of presidency,
I want to stand at an attention by the roadside in his honour,
Today the Tawala song is ringing in my mind like those old days,
I’m taken aback to view the archives in my photographic mind,
And every occurrence rolls down like the Kenyan newsreel.
The man who is draped today in our national flag had stood tall to see far like a giraffe,
He had held firm a country with fimbo ya Nyayo,
He had instilled in us the essence of patriotism.
I want to recite once again my loyalty pledge,
That I will forever remember you,
That I will forever remember that Kanu was Baba na Mama,
That I will not forget the sweet milk of Nyayo,
That I will not forget that I went to a great school with your name,
That I used the money with your portrait for many decades.
As you lay in state great leader
I will sing today one more time,
The great song of peace,
The great song of love,
The great song of unity,
I will sing today in your memory the great song of peace as you lay in state before your final journey to your resting place overlooking the great lake with the pink flamingoes.
By WELDON oriöp-KIRUI