Francis Juma

Francis Juma

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Welcome To Kenya

Written By: Francis Juma

Verse One
Some say we don’t have much money
But nature has blessed and we have amani
Waterfalls and ocean waves rumble
And our people greet you jambo, jambo

Chorus
Welcome, welcome to Kenya
Karibu sana (Karibu sana)
Welcome to the land of peace and love
The land to the East of Africa
Welcome, welcome to Kenya
Karibu sana (Karibu sana)

Verse Two
Come hear the birds sing Kenyan rumba
Or just watch the evn’ing sky turn amber
Get away from that chilly winter
And open your heart cause raha yakuita

Chorus
Welcome, welcome to Kenya
Karibu sana (Karibu sana)
Welcome to the land of beauty
The land to the East of Africa
Welcome, welcome to Kenya
Karibu sana (Karibu sana)

Verse Three
Deep in the jungle simba hunguruma
The lion roars in a hunting drama
Glittering sandy beaches come calling
Come and feel the Kenyan rain falling

Chorus
Welcome, welcome to Kenya
Karibu sana (Karibu sana)
Welcome to the land of sweet mem'ries
The land to the East of Africa
Welcome, welcome to Kenya
Karibu sana (Karibu sana)

Bridge
Please relax and enjoy yourself (Uuuuuuuh Uhhhhhh)
Forget all your worries and problems (Ahhh Ahhhh)
You’ll be at home far away from home
Come and meet our friendly people

Chorus
Welcome, welcome to Kenya
Karibu sana (Karibu sana)
Welcome to the land of beauty
Happy nights under the moonlight
Welcome, welcome to Kenya
Karibu sana (Karibu sana)

Welcome to the land of peace and love
Feel free to visit every corner

Copyright © 2006 Francis Juma

I finished writing this lyric during the post election violence in my country Kenya in 2007. I thought to myself that I would probably die in the chaos and miss all the things that we had initially taken for granted before the violence. This is a song calling upon visitors to know that it issafe now and we have a lot to offer!

(Translations

Note: This is a song written in Kiswahili - the national language of Kenya and East Africa, mixedwith English. Below are translations of some non-English words.
Amani – Peace
Jambo – Hello
Karibu Sana – You Are Very Much Welcome
Raha Yakuita – Fun Is Calling
Simba Hunguruma – The Lion Roars