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(@heru_djet)
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Asiyejua utu si mtu.
"One who does not know how to be humane is not human."
-Swahili proverb

Utu or humanity refers to the need for humans to express basic virtues in their comportment as human beings. This includes showing kindness and respecting order, that is being civilized.

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Posted : 23/05/2018 8:35 pm
(@heru_djet)
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Amani haipatikani ila kwa ncha ya upanga.
"Peace cannot be obtained except by the point of the sword."

Peace comes only after a struggle.

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Posted : 13/06/2018 9:47 am
(@heru_djet)
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Msema kweli yu mpenzi wa watu.
"One who speaks the truth is loved by the people."

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Posted : 13/06/2018 9:49 am
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Amani haipatikani ila kwa ncha ya upanga.

"Peace cannot be obtained except by the point of the sword."

-Swahili proverb Peace comes only after a struggle.

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Posted : 06/09/2018 4:20 pm
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Katika radhi ya baba huimarika ukoo.
"In the contentment of the father the family is strengthened."
-Swahili proverb
 
Contentment can signify success or be a disposition towards coolness. The father's actions permeates this in their family, benefiting all.
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Posted : 06/09/2018 4:21 pm
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Leo ndiwe, kesho ndimi.
"Today it is you, tomorrow it is me."
-Swahili proverb
 
Help others so that they will be willing and able to help you. Reciprocity is key to social living.
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Posted : 06/09/2018 4:21 pm
(@heru_djet)
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Kiburi si maungwana.
"Arrogance is not noble."
-Swahili proverb
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Posted : 06/09/2018 4:22 pm
(@heru_djet)
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Jinga likikwerevuka, akili hakuna tena.
"When the fool becomes intelligent [from the perspective of the society], there is no more intelligence."
-Swahili proverb
 
Explanation: A society that celebrates the intelligence of fools has devalued intelligence and embraced foolishness.
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Posted : 06/09/2018 4:23 pm
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Si kila mwenye makucha huwa simba.

"Not all that have claws are lions."
-Swahili proverb

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Posted : 16/06/2020 5:20 pm
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  • Mstahimilivu hula mbivu.
  • A patient man will eat ripe fruits.
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Posted : 15/07/2020 7:32 pm
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June 16th the Kambon family had a major family emergency.  Dr. Kambon’s wife Kala and children were involved in a serious car accident and admitted to the hospital.   All are doing well and recovering.

The family’s only mode of transportation was totaled in the accident.

We are asking for the support of Abibitumi family to assist the Kambon family during this trying time.    

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