Disgusted by treacherous acts of Sultan of Zanzibar
Abushiri enrolled Swahili patriots in the army for liberation war.
Like a wild fire how it is fanned by a hurricane all night
So swiftly were stirred spirits of seasoned warriors to engage the murderer’s foe in a fight;
Commanding 10,000 strong, and before dawn, with one blow
With thundering guns and twanging bows
The glorious victory was proceeded by the retreating, and the humiliated villains
Rallying the far off tribal ’emperor’ for assistance. ‘Captain’ Wiszman was in pain
A power to reckon with when suddenly came to reign;
The German East African Company star was on the wane
African nationalism stood profoundly to gain!