GENERAL KANJI (1954)

In moorland of Kirinyaga Mountain
Hika hika battalion marches in a war drill;
Among deep green bamboos, solders queue after the captains.
From a position of authority, and standing tall
General Kanji inspect the parade with satisfaction.
Since General China was wounded and captured in action:
The General, has commanded well the fierce Mau Mau battalion.
To expel bad omen, the General first cleanse’s his face in a pool of celestial dew;
Preparing for a battle new, he divides his platoons  in to two.
Till the rapist colonialist is expelled from our borders,
Day and night, the enemy will be cut down at the General’s orders!
In vain the foe’s bombs will explode on the forest floor!

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