Community Advocacy on Environmental and Social Justice

Monday, 30 July 2012

John Pilger - Olympic Deals


 War, Olympic Deals and a Glimpse of Another Britain 
By John Pilger, Truthout | News Analysis

This is a story of two letters and two Britains.

The first letter was written by Sebastion Coe, the former athlete who chairs the London Olympics Organizing Committee. He is now called Lord Coe.

In the New Statesman of 21 June, I reported an urgent appeal to Coe by the Vietnam Women's Union that he and his International Olympic Committee (IOC) colleagues reconsider their decision to accept sponsorship from Dow Chemical, one of the companies that manufactured dioxin, a poison used against the population of Vietnam.

Code-named Agent Orange, this weapon of mass destruction was "dumped" on Vietnam, according to a US Senate report in 1970, in what was called Operation Hades. One estimate is that today there are 4.8 million victims of Agent Orange, many of them shockingly deformed children.

In his reply, Coe describes Agent Orange as "a highly emotional issue" whose development and use "was made by the US government [which] has rightly led the process of addressing the many issues that have resulted."

He refers to a "constructive dialogue" between the US and Vietnamese governments "to resolve issues." They are "best placed to manage the reconciliation of these two countries."

When I read this, I was reminded of the weasel letters that are a specialty of the Foreign Office in London in denying the evidence of crimes of state and corporate power, such as the lucrative export of terrible weapons. The former Iraq Desk Officer, Mark Higson, called this sophistry "a culture of lying."

I sent Coe's letter to a number of authorities on Agent Orange. The reactions were unerring.

"There has been no initiative at all by the US government to address the health and economic effects on the people of Vietnam affected by dioxin," wrote the respected US attorney Constantine Kokkoris, who led an action against Dow Chemical. He noted that "manufacturers like Dow were aware of the presence and harmfulness of dioxin in their product but failed to inform the government in an effort to avoid regulation."

According to the War Legacies League, none of the health, environmental and economic problems caused by the world's most enduring chemical warfare has been addressed by the US.

Non-government agencies have helped "only a small number of those in need."

A "clean up" in a "dioxin hot spot" in the city of Da Nang, to which Coe refers, is a sham; none of the money allocated by the US Congress has gone directly to the Vietnamese or has reached those most severely disabled from the cancers associated with Agent Orange.

For this reason, Coe's mention of "reconciliation" is profane, as if there were an equivalence between an invading superpower and its victims. His letter exemplifies the London Olympics' razor-wired, PR and money-fuelled totalitarian state within a state, which you enter, appropriately, through a Westfield mega shopping mall.

How dare you complain about the missiles on the roof of your flats, hectored a magistrate to 86 residents of London's East End. How dare any of you protest at the "Zil car lanes," reminiscent of Moscow in the Soviet era, for Olympic apparatchiks and the boys from Dow and Coke.

With the media in charge of Olympics excitement, as it was for Shock and Awe in Iraq in 2003, now enter the man who played a starring role in making both spectacles possible.

On 11 July, a so-called Olympics evening, "a coming together of the Labour tribe," declared the Labour Party leader Ed Milliband, celebrated its "star guest" Tony Blair and his 2005 "gift" of the Games and "provided the perfect opportunity for Blair's return to frontline politics," reported The Guardian UK.

The organizer of this contrivance was Alistair Campbell, chief spinner of the bloodbath Blair and he gifted to the Iraqi people. And just as the victims of Dow Chemical are of no interest to the Olympic elite, so the epic criminality of Labour's star guest was unmentionable.

The source of the Olympics' chaotic security is also unmentionable. As established studies in Britain have long conceded, it was the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq and the rest of the "war on terror" that served to recruit new jihadists and bolster other forms of resistance that led directly to the London bombs of 7/7. These were Blair's bombs.

In his current rehabilitation, courtesy of his Olympics "legacy," there is the additional spin that Blair's huge post-Downing Street wealth is concentrated on charities.

The second letter I mentioned was sent to me by Josh Richards, who lives in Bristol. In March 2003, Josh and four others set out to disable an American B-52 bomber based at RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire, before it could bomb Iraq. So did four other people.

It was a non-violent action faithful to the Nuremberg principles that a war of aggression was the "paramount war crime."

Josh was arrested and charged with planning to lay explosives. "This was based on the ludicrous idea," he wrote, "that some peanut butter I had on me was actually a bomb component. The charge was later abandoned after the Ministry of Defence performed extensive tests on my Tesco crunchy nut peanut butter."

During two trials and two hung juries, Josh was finally acquitted. It was a landmark case in which he spoke in open court about the genocidal embargo imposed upon Iraq by the British and US governments prior to their invasion and the false justifications of the "war on terror." His acquittal meant that he had acted in the name of the law and his intention had been to save lives.

The letter Josh wrote to me included a copy of my book, "The New Rulers of the World," which, he pointed out, had provided him with the facts he needed for his defense. Meticulously page-marked and highlighted, it had accompanied Josh on a three-year journey through courtrooms and prison cells.

Of all the letters I have received, Josh's epitomizes a decency, modesty and determination of moral purpose that represent another Britain and antidotes to poisonous Olympic sponsors and rehabilitated warmongers. During these extraordinary times, such an example ought to give others heart and inspiration to reclaim this receding democracy.
By John Pilger, Truthou
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Wednesday, 25 July 2012

HOW WE KICKED A ROGUE KENYA GOVERNMENT FROM A MULTI-BILLION PROJECT.

A quote by Samwuel Adams “ It doesn’t take a majority to prevail….but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting bushfires of freedom in the minds of men” 


Muthurwa estate is a 72 acre parcel of land with 2665 households, on land No.209/6502 located within 2 kilometers from Nairobi Central Business District, the estate was constructed in and around 1914-18 for the workers and families of the then East Africa Railways and Harbors Administration, until 1978 changes of ownership from Britain agreement to Kenya Railways Cooperation.


 The Grant No.I.R 20869 lease title (Title deed) for 99 years, page 2 of the title stipulates;
1. The land maybe used for residential purposes only.2. The Grantee shall not subdivide the land.3. The grantee shall not transfer sublease or part with the possession of the land or any buildings thereon, without the previous written consent of the commissioner of lands.

In late 2006 the government of Kenya was facing a major problem of urban unemployment, street vendors and hawkers were increasing by the minute, thousands of street vendors were selling their wares within Nairobi Central Business District (NCBDA) denying the government the much needed taxes, regular serious confrontations which most often led to destruction of properties worth millions of shillings or sometimes deaths occurred between the City Council of Nairobi officers, regular and  the Administration Police.


Due to this the Kenya Government through 2005/06 parliamentary budget allocated Ksh.800 million (US$ 9,523,809.52) for construction of a modern market to cater for about 8000 vendors whom were holding the city hostage.Through corrupt means as it was later confirmed a negotiation was done between the government through the Ministry of Roads and Transport, Kenya Railways Cooperation (KRC) and Kenya Railways Staff Retirement Benefit Scheme (KRSRBS) for the sale of 14 acres of Muthurwa estate. Due to lack of independent overseer an extra 2 acres were increased thus the market was constructed on 16 acres. 


The President republic of Kenya Hon.Mwai Kibaki launched the market project on 11th-December 2006 placing a monument for commencement of the project about 450 households were left homeless after government graders embarked on demolition after expiry of a 72 hours notice.

In March 2008 the market was completed and officially opened by Minister of local government, thousands of small scale traders got an opportunity to earn a livelihood. Thousands of vehicles plying Eastlands of Nairobi were relocated to the new market through gazzette notice dated 15th-March, 2008.The need for more parking spaces to expand and accommodate more vendors and vehicles was borne.
  
July 2010 a cabal of politicians, businessmen and wheeler-dealers jostled to take control of the remaining 56 acres prime land of Muthurwa estate, after boardroom meetings between government and  board of scheme for Pensioners in conjunction with Kenya Railways Cooperation.In what was fast shaping up as a contest of the mighty, scheming in high gear for ownership of the entire land that was up for grab.

The 56-acre prime parcel of land was up for sale with a plan to demolish the old, dirty and dilapidated houses and replace them with ultra-modern housing units, shopping malls, office blocks and parking silos. The initiative was to be dubbed “South East Commercial Park”

Calling for support internationaly
"The houses in Muthurwa Estate have been condemned because they are an eyesore. We want to sell the land to raise money for the pension scheme," Mathews Tuikong, the Chief Executive of the Kenya Railways Retirement Benefits Scheme (KRSRBS) told Financial Journal.
Tuikong said the idea was to develop a complex akin to the Westlands Shopping Centre to serve the people of Eastlands.
The KRSRBS, which was established in 2006 after the concessioning of the Rift Valley Railways (RVR) as a pension scheme for former Kenya Railways Corporation (KRC) employees, owns the piece of land along Landhies Road.
Traveling along Landhies Road, just past Machakos Country Bus, all the way to City Stadium Roundabout, one notices that most of the trees that were the trademark of the estate have fast disappeared.
The Financial Journal established that a business lady with connections at City Hall bought all the trees at Sh5,000 (US$ 60.24) per tree, about 843 trees were cut down.
Though Tuikong admitted the lady paid for all the trees to KRSRBS, he could not explain why there was no competitive bidding before selling off the trees.

But even as wheeler-dealers were plotting on how to own a piece of the century-old estate, residents vowed to block the planned demolition.

"We are going to resist the demolition by all means," said Patrick Kamotho, the spokesman of the residents during a meeting held at the estate. During the meeting, the residents presented the former Chairman of Commonwealth on Human Rights former  Constitution of Kenya Review Commission Proffessor Yash Pal Ghai, with a petition to help them stop the evictions.

We had managed to organize a majority of residents and obtained a temporary court order halting the demolition on the basis that were not given sufficient vacate notice.We approached the court to issue a permanent injunction stopping KRSRBS from evicting us and a declaration that we are entitled to reside in the premises under the Tenancy Agreement Act.

Tuikong, however, said the scheme was determined to push through the sale of the land to raise money to pay about 9,500 former pensioners and the existing 2,021 active members their dues. This initiative was consented by the entire board of KRSBRS scheme under the stewardship of Chairperson Berly Odinga, younger sister of the Prime Minister Republic of Kenya. Hon Raila Odinga.

Book value:The scheme has appointed real estate firms Lloyd Masika Ltd, K. Gilam Valuers & Property Managers and Crystal Valuers Ltd as the selling agents of the land estimated to have a book value of Ksh3 billion (US$ 35,714,285.71) but with a potential to raise up to Ksh 5 billion (US$ 59,523,809.52).

"We have instructions from KRSRBS to dispose the property and any company, individual or group of persons can purchase," said Amos Kiplagat of K. Gilam Valuers & Property Managers.

He said the three selling agents have received good responses from interested buyers after the property was advertised in local dailies but refused to divulge details of the calibre of the bidders.

Already, KRSRBS, working with Nairobi City Council, has sub-divided the land with an eighth of a plot expected to cost Ksh27.5 million (US$ 327,380.95 ), quarter acre Ksh45 million (US$ 542,168.67), half-acre Ksh75 million (US$ 892,857.14) and an acre Ksh135 million (US$ 1,607,142.86).

Procession during the 43rd-Head of Commonwealth States on human rights and Housing outside UNHABITAT Hq in Nairobi
The Council had approved sub-division of plots and the surveyors were putting beacons on the land. But with KRSRBS being the embodiment of failure as far as management of pension schemes is concerned, there were fears the disposal of the land will be marred by influence peddling from well-connected individuals and the land could end up in the hands of dealmakers.


It is not hard to see why there was widespread apprehension. For instance, questions were being raised on the status of a proposed development of Golf City along Uluru Highway another parcel of land belonging to the KRSRB Scheme.

The project, was a partnership between KRSRBS and KRC, quietly gone silent even after the two entities conceptualized magnificent designs consisting a nine whole golf course, five-star hotel, conference facilities, shopping mall among other developments.

Though KRC advertised for the 73-acre piece of land 44 companies expressed interest, the Chinese firm that won the contract to develop the $600 million project is still encountering hurdles that have made it impossible to develop the project Golf City Project.

Besides the botched Golf City, KRSRBS was also been on the bad books of industry regulator Retirement Benefit Authority (RBA) due to complains by pensioners that the scheme has been engaging in irregular disposal of assets. Categories of assets worth about Ksh 20 billion are located within all major towns in Kenya.
But Tuikong defended the scheme, saying KRSRBS has been managing the assets based on a masterplan crafted by the Board of Trustees classified on three categories of assets for refurbishment, assets for disposal and assets for re-development.

"Muthurwa Estate falls under the second category of assets for disposal," said Tuikong.
He said the scheme was desperately seeking ways to raise money to pay pensioners, some of whom had been camping at the schemes offices regulary demanding to be paid their dues, which KRSRBS pays about  Ksh55 million(US$ 662,650.60) to pensioners every month.

Community organizing about 3265 residents of Muthurwa estate we managed to engage lawyers and Human Right Organizations in challenging the government of Kenya on legality of the sale, violation of the Title Deed which stipulate that the land has a 99 years lease agreement stipulating the land can be used for residential purposes only, the land cannot be subdivided and a minimal fees of 35 pence will be paid to cater for land rate per year.

Its on this background that we instituted 2 court cases stopping evictions and demolitions in case No.365 of 2010 and petition No.65 of 2010 to challenge the government on Kenya Constitution: Bill of Rights. Article 43(1),(b) Every person has the right to accessible and adequate housing, and to reasonable standards of sanitations.

Meeting with Chief Justice/President, Supreme court of Kenya Republic of Kenya,Hon.Dr.Willy Mutunga D.Jur,SC,EGH., whom noted the good work I am involved in.
In this case there was a landmark ruling by justice Musinga who observed that under the new constitution Bill of Rights the government of Kenya has an obligation to offer its citizens accessible and affordable housing and to reasonable standards of sanitation. Being a landmark ruling several residents groups from different parts of country have approached the community for support and strategies to challenge the regular demolitions and evictions happening countrywide.

Following our activism and regular processions to government of Kenya as of March 29 this year, the Chairperson Miss Berly Odinga resigned after the government regulatory body Retirement Benefits Authority accused the board of mismanaging the Ksh 20 billion schemes assets,court  cases ensured paralyzing the entire scheme.
Several local Non-Governmental organizations have joined and assisted us greatly in challenging the rogue government agendas among them Kituo Cha Sheria through lawyer Getrudge Angote,Elisha Ongoya,Chigiti, James Etemesi, Boniface, Mazingira Institute through Davidah Lamba, Fahamu.org, Akiba Uhaki Foundation, Pambazuka News, International Alliance of Inhabitants and Kenya Human Right Commission. Bunge La Mwanainchi and Baraza La Taifa Social Movements. 

The estate boasts of a majority of pugilist whom formed the Kenya National Boxing team famously  “Chafua Chafua” which means “Spoil Spoil” hailed from this estate, the estate boast of being the first estate to have produced a first African Olympic Gold medal in 1986 boxing game in Manchester’s, through the late Robert Modesty Wangila, whom hailed and trained in the nearby landmark social hall known as “Dallas Social Hall.” 






Its amazing that about 13 Golds medals, 20 Silvers,30 Bronzes have been achieved through this facilities, that is in Olympics, All African Games, Commonwealth games, Kings Cup and in Intercontinental championships.

Benson Gicheru the youngster representing Africa in Lightweight in London Olympics next month, the entire  national team in City parade before preparations towards London Olympics.
Its noteworthy to know that a majority of families in this estate have families members whom joined armed forces, police and state cooperation’s through pugilism. Currently the only Kenyan Boxing champion representing the continent and the country in London Olympics has family members residing in the estate.

Through regular residents meeting I was elected the community chairman aged 34 years, registered the Muthurwa Residents Welfare Association, I became the youngest person to have managed to stop the illegal government from undertaking an illegal multi-billion project.

Report by.
Patrick Kamotho: Fahamu Pan Africa Fellow, Community Organizer- Human/Environmental Right Activist.

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Funds


http://global-mechanism.org/en/philanthropic-foundations/
Adaptation FundThe Adaptation Fund has been established by parties to the UN Framework Convention on climate Change (UNFCCC) to finance concrete adaptation projects and programmes in developing countries that are Parties to the Kyoto Protocol. ...Read more
Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund: Renewable Energy and Adaptation to Climate Technologies (REACT)Renewable Energy and Adaptation to Climate Technologies (REACT) is a special fund for the private sector that operates in the fields of renewable energy and adaptation to climate change.   ...Read more
Bhutan Trust Fund for Environmental ConservationThe Bhutan Trust Fund for Environmental Conservation is an independent financing organization that utilizes investment revenues to fund projects in the field of biodiversity conservation.   ...Read more
Canada Fund for African Climate ResilienceThis fund is an initiative of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) for climate change-related interventions in the African continent.   ...Read more
Clean Technology FundThis program is a multilateral fund administered by the World Bank as a part of the Climate Investment Funds (CIFs), disbursed by the Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs). ...Read more
Climate Finance Innovation FacilityThe Climate Finance Innovation Facility is an initiative for renewable energy and energy efficiency founded by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Government of Germany.   ...Read more
Energy and Environment Partnership - Mekong (EEP Mekong)The initiative is funded by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and the Nordic Development Fund and it aims at supporting renewable energy-related activities and improving technology transfer in the Mekong region. ...Read more
Global Climate Partnership FundA public-private partnership committed to mitigating climate change through reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.   ...Read more
IDB Regional Fund of Agricultural Technology (FONTAGRO)The Regional Fund for Agricultural Technology (FONTAGRO) is managed by a consortium of countries in Latin America and the Caribbean and it finances research and innovation in activities related to agrifood chains; food safety; and the sustainable management of natural resources, with the parallel targets of reducing poverty and maintaining a healthy and competitive rural sector. ...Read more
IDB Sustainable Energy and Climate Change Initiative (SECCI)The Sustainable Energy and Climate Change Initiative (SECCI) of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is a mechanism for the mitigation of the adverse effects of climate change through emissions reduction and the use of clean energy.   ...Read more
Indonesia Climate Change Trust FundThe Fund provides financial assistance to climate change-related activities and is committed to stressing the importance of the mainstreaming of climate change into the governmental agenda. ...Read more
International Climate FundThe International Climate Fund (ICF, formerly ETF-IW) is a UK Government initiative.  It is an across-departmental fund planning to support climate change and poverty reduction-related initiatives until 2014. ...Read more
Japan Fund for Global EnvironmentA global climate change fund supported by the Government of Japan. ...Read more
KfW Development & Climate FinanceComplementary to the KfW Carbon Fund, this initiative operates under the same mechanism, but with a shifted focus on adaptation and mitigation projects. ...Read more
Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF)This fund was established by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)  and is managed by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) with the objective of assisting Least Developed Countries (LDCs) as the most vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change. The main objective of this initiative is to support climate change-related initiatives through the creation and implementation of adequate National Adaptation Pr...Read more
MDB Pilot Program for Climate ResilienceThis program is part of the Climate Investment Funds (CIFs), disbursed by the Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) and it is strategically aligned with the Adaptation Fund of the GEF and other donor-funded activities. It is administered by the World Bank and has its main focus on the financing of initiatives for resilience and adaptation to the adverse effects of climate change in developing countries. ...Read more
MDB Scaling-up Renewable Energy Program for Low-Income Countries (SREP)This fund is part of the Climate Investment Funds (CIFs), disbursed by the Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) and administered by the World Bank. The overall objective is to convey investments to help developing countries, building country-owned rationale for the implementation of clean energy mechanisms. ...Read more
Nordic Climate FacilityThe Facility is financed by the Nordic Development  Fund (NDF) and is implemented jointly with the Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO). ...Read more
ProClimate FacilityThe Facility is financed by the Nordic Development Fund (NDF) and jointly implemented with the Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO). ...Read more
Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP)The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) is a non-for-profit partnership of governments, international organisations and private sector companies, and it is engaged in the field of clean energy.   ...Read more
Seed Capital Assistance FacilityThe Seed Capital Assistance Facility (SCAF) is a support mechanism to clean energy investments in Africa and Asia. It is implemented through the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP); the Asian Development Bank (ADB); and the African Development Bank (AfDB).   ...Read more
Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF)The SCCF was established by the GEF and its action is complementary to that of the other GEF-administered funds. The main focus is the funding of long-term projects for resilience to climate change in the macro areas of agriculture; health; infrastructure; and water. ...Read more
UNEP Renewable Energy Enterprise Development (REED)The Renewable Energy Enterprise Development (REED) is an initiative of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) for enterprise development and seed financing to clean energy operators in developing countries.   ...

Texas judge rules atmosphere, air to be protected like water, may aid climate change lawsuits


Texas judge rules atmosphere, air is public trust

A Texas judge has ruled that the atmosphere and air must be protected for public use, just like water, which could help attorneys tasked with arguing climate change lawsuits designed to force states to cut emissions.
The written ruling, issued in a letter Monday by Texas District Court Judge Gisela Triana, shot down arguments by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality that only water is a "public trust," a doctrine that dates to the Roman Empire stating a government must protect certain resources — usually water, sometimes wildlife — for the common good.

Adam Abrams, one of the attorneys arguing the case against TCEQ, said Triana's ruling could be used as a persuasive argument in lawsuits pending in 11 other states.

In Texas, though, a ruling to protect air and the atmosphere has added significance. Republican Gov. Rick Perry is one of the most vocal opponents against widely accepted scientific research that fossil fuel emissions are causing global warming. And the state has refused to regulate greenhouse gases, forcing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to work directly with industries to ensure they comply with federal law.
"The commission's conclusion that the public trust doctrine is exclusively limited to the conservation of water is legally invalid," Triana wrote.

She also wants the case brought to a standstill, saying that so long as Texas has open-ended litigation on similar issues on the federal level, she cannot compel the TCEQ to write rules to protect the atmosphere and the air.

The TCEQ said in an emailed comment that it was reviewing the judge's letter and is awaiting her final order, but it appears Triana will support the agency's move to deny the request for new rules.

The lawsuit was brought by the Texas Environmental Law Center, and is part of a court campaign in a dozen states by an Oregon-based nonprofit, Our Children's Trust. The group is using children and young adults as plaintiffs in the lawsuits — some state and some federal — filed in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington.

By relying on "common law" theories, the group hopes to have the atmosphere declared a public trust for the first time, granting it special protection. The doctrine has been used to clean up rivers and coastlines, but many legal experts have been unsure if it could be used successfully to combat climate change.

Still, Abrams, who has handled the Texas case on behalf of the Texas Environmental Law Center, believes Triana's ruling can be used to argue the cases in other states. So far, he said, this is the first judge to back the group, though a New Mexico court recently allowed the case to go forward.

"I think it's huge that we got a judge to acknowledge that the atmosphere is a public trust asset and the air is a public trust asset," Abrams said. "It's the first time we've had verbage like this come out of one of these cases."
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*Generously, have a fruitful environmental friendly day.*
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*Patrick Kamotho*

*Fahamu Pan -African Fellow[FPAF]*
*African Views-Kenya Chapter.*
*Interim Co-ordinator East Africa Alliance of Inhabitants.*
*Member. Bunge La Mwananchi.*
*Country Convener, Baraza La Taifa Social Movement*
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Monday, 16 July 2012

WIMBO WA MAPAMBANO: KENYA


NI YALE YALE MAMBO YA UKOLONI

Niiyale, niyaleyale,
Mambo ni yale yale,
Nii yale, ni yale yale,
Mambo ya ukoloni    X2

1) Mambo, ni yaleyale,
Watu wetu… wetu wauwawa
Kila… kila mahali,
Nayote…yote kwa makombo
Wanao….wanaotupiwa
Na wadha…..limu wanyonyaji
Walimo..nchini mwetu,
Ngoma…..ni ile ile

Wooooi….. woii( silence or sounds of pain for 6 seconds)
Woiiye mambo ni yale yale,
Mambo ya ukoloni
Niiyale, niyaleyale,
Mambo ni yale yale,
Nii yale, ni yale yale,
Mambo ya ukoloni  

2) Tuna…… tuna nunua kuni,
  Kutoka, misitu yetu
Tuna tiririkwa na jasho,
Katika…. Ardhi yetu,
Na faida…. Ni kwa wadhalimu
Walio… tukalia,
Mapato , ya jasho letu
Hadithi… ni ile ile

Repeat chorus Wooi......

3)Chakula… chetu wakenya,
Tunacho… tolea jasho,
Chauzwa.. kile kizuri,
Tuna, tupiwa mabaki,
Ambapo…ambapo ingekuwa,
Na tule…. Kile kinono,
Chakula… chetu wenyewe,
Tunacho, tolea jasho………….

Repeat chorus Wooi......

4) Wabeberu… waliuwa wakenya,
Kwa njia… ya kuwa zuia,
Kupinga…uongozi wao,
Uongozi… wao wa mabavu,
Nasasa, serikali ya leo,
Inawauwa wakenya,
Kwa njia zile zile….
Walioridhi kwa wabeberu………..

Repeat chorus Wooi......

5) Maa - fundisho…
Mafundisho… sho ya wazalendo
Yatwambia kwamba…..
Unganeni mikono,
Tumwondoe adui wetu!
Na tu si … mamie utajiri
Na haki.. zetu wenyewe,
Na tufurahie matunda,
Matunda.. ya jasho letu….

Repeat chorus Wooi......

6) Tuuu…tu..tu……….
Tuuu tuta……
Tutavunja vunja
Vunja vunja ,
Tuta…tukakata…
Tuta bonda bonda
Minyororo ya wadhalimu x 2

Na tu pamoja na nyinyi,
Tu pamoja na nyi ( Vijana)
  ,,             ,,           ( Wa mama)
,,             ,,            (wazee……)

Mashujaa wa  Kenya