As Mwalimu Nyerere once said..

I remember running upto the Television and sitting silently next to my parents as they silently listened to Nyerere Speeches on TVT or as now called TBC...he'd crack a joke, two along with one of his nahau and I'd bug my mom to explain them to me...and she would...in Remembering him today on Nyerere day...Our Favorite Nyerere Quotes..



"Ukikamatwa unakula rushwa,unatupwa gerezani,,unachapwa viboko 12 siku unaingia na 12 siku unatoka ukamwonyeshe mkeo." 

wanyonge wanashindwa kuungana kuwakabili wenye nguvu?wenye nguv ndio wanaungana kumkabili mnyonge!hakika huu ni ushetani


 ikulu si pango la wanyang'anyi, ikulu ni mahali patakatifu


 If you can't change yourself, a change will change you

In Tanganyika we believe that only evil, Godless men would make the color of a man's skin the criteria for granting him civil rights

dhambi ya ubaguzi ni sawa sawa na kula nyama ya mtu

Nani amfunge paka kengele?

 “Freedom to many means immediate betterment, as if by magic. Unless I can meet at least some of these aspirations, my support will wane and my head will roll just as surely as the tickbird follows the rhino.”

 “Violence is unnecessary and costly. Peace is the only way.”

Adui yako, muombee njaa

“Small nations are like indecently dressed women. They tempt the evil-minded


we all agree in principle that you south Africa as the big brother of Africa as far as your economy is concern but being a big brother without helping your young brothers is non sense you have to design a mechanism through which will reduce our youth to flow to your country and the only way is to help them in their countries" nyerere in south africa parliament in 1994.

"Hakuna mfumo wa utawala tutakaouweka ambao hautakuwa na mapungufu ila tunachosema ikitokea kiongozi yeyote amekosea basi awajibike"

"We have no choice but to build a new Tanzania with people who have no weakness but who have a spirit and purpose" Mwl. 31st Jan,1969

"People who become effective leaders are those who go into politics because they are not prepared to be led by fools"