GENERAL GATHIMBA NGUMBA- (1953)

Ridges and hills spreads beyond the horizon
Mile on mile wide rivers flows on and on.
Since times of old, the landscape has remained the same
Yet few traces remain of General Gathimba Ngumba’s fame.
In days of the revolution elaborate preparations were made to defeat our enemy
All plans in place, thousands of braves up rose to liberate the colony.
In this ancient land, it’s said, few commanders matched Gathimba’s martial prowess
In strategy he could a typhoon bring down; all his raids were a success.
I still remember news of the General’s victory in the battle of Agũthi;
His heavenly martial schemes brought the Union jack to the ground!
Glorious memories these; now sixty-two years have passed
Where unburied can the hero’s bones be found?

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