Japan envoy, wife entertain Uhuru with 'Daima mimi mKenya' song

Sounds of drums and piano could also be heard as the couple sang in unison.

In Summary

•By this time, Uhuru who was keenly watching and being entertained together with other officials, had begun clapping.

•“Congratulations..well done. Asante sana,” Uhuru said as he moved closer to the couple.

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday bade farewell to outgoing Japan's ambassador to Kenya Ryoichi Horie who paid him a courtesy call at State House, Nairobi.
President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday bade farewell to outgoing Japan's ambassador to Kenya Ryoichi Horie who paid him a courtesy call at State House, Nairobi.
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Outgoing Japan's Ambassador to Kenya Ryoichi Horie and his wife on Wednesday sang for president Uhuru Kenyatta at State House.

Carrying a guitar, Horie was heard being the lead singer in the Daima mimi mKenya song that was originally sang by Eric Wainaina.

Umoja ni fahari yetu, Undugu ndio nguvu, Chuki na ukabila Hatutaki hata kamwe, Lazima tuungane, tuijenge nchi yetu, Pasiwe hata mmoja, Anaetenganisha,” Horie sang as the wife gave him support.

His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta listening to Japan's ambassador to Kenya Ryoichi Horie who paid him a courtesy call at State House, Nairobi.
His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta listening to Japan's ambassador to Kenya Ryoichi Horie who paid him a courtesy call at State House, Nairobi.
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"Naishi, Natumaini, Najitolea daima Kenya. Hakika ya bendera, Ni uthabiti wangu Nyeusi ya wananchi na nyekundu ni ya damu Kijani ni ya ardhi, nyeupe ya amaniDaima mimi mkenya."

Sounds of drums and piano could also be heard as the couple sang in unison.

The president bidding the two farewell.
The president bidding the two farewell.
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Daima mimi Mkenya..mwananchi mzalendo..” they conclude and got into Malaika,nakupenda malaika song.

By this time, Uhuru who was keenly watching and being entertained together with other officials, had begun clapping.

“Congratulations..well done. Asante sana,” Uhuru said as he moved closer to the couple.

The president clapping after the performance.
The president clapping after the performance.
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The President on Tuesday bade farewell to Horie who paid him a courtesy call at State House, Nairobi.

At the meeting, attended by Foreign Affairs CS Raychelle Omamo and Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua, the President thanked the outgoing envoy for helping deepen Kenya-Japan bilateral ties.

The Head of State observed that several transformative projects, supported by the Japanese Government, had taken off during his tenure among them the Dongo Kundu Special Economic Zone.