Wametuibia
(They have robbed us)

Wametuibia watu wetu
Wanetuibia ardhi yetu
Wametuibia madini yetu
Wametuibia utu wetu
Sasa wanatuibia lugha zetu
Sasa basi
Sasa tunataka mapinduzi
Sio mageuzi wala mabadiliko
Ili tusiibiwe tena
Ili tusidhalalishwe tena
Ili tusipuuzwe tena
#tunamatatanawezi

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They have robbed us

They have robbed us of our people
They have robbed us of our land
They have robbed us of our minerals
They have robbed us of our humanity
Now they’re robbing us of our languages
Now then
Now we want a revolution
Not reform or evolution.
So we will not be robbed again
So we will not be humiliated again
So we will not be overlooked again
#wehaveissueswithrobbers

December 13, 2018

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