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Mbuzi, Mbwa na Ng’ombe Goat, Dog and Cow Mbuzi, Mbwa na Ng'ombe

Written by Fabian Wakholi

Illustrated by Marleen Visser

Translated by Brigid Simiyu

Language Kiswahili

Level Level 2

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Mbuzi, Mbwa na Ng’ombe walikuwa marafiki wa karibu sana. Siku moja walisafiri kwa teksi.

Mbuzi, Mbwa na Ng'ombe walikuwa marafiki wa karibu sana. Siku moja walisafiri kwa teksi.

Goat, Dog, and Cow were great friends. One day they went on a journey in a taxi.


Walipofika mwisho wa safari yao, dereva aliwaomba walipe nauli zao. Ng’ombe alilipa nauli yake.

Walipofika mwisho wa safari yao, dereva aliwaomba walipe nauli zao. Ng'ombe alilipa nauli yake.

When they reached the end of their journey, the driver asked them to pay their fares. Cow paid her fare.


Mbwa alilipa zaidi kidogo kwa sababu hakuwa na pesa taslimu.

Mbwa alilipa zaidi kidogo kwa sababu hakuwa na pesa taslimu.

Dog paid a bit extra, because he did not have the correct money.


Dereva alipokaribia kumpa Mbwa chenji yake, Mbuzi alitoroka bila kulipa chochote.

Dereva alipokaribia kumpa Mbwa chenji yake, Mbuzi alitoroka bila kulipa chochote.

The driver was about to give Dog his change when Goat ran away without paying anything.


Dereva alikasirika sana. Aliondoka bila kumrudishia Mbwa chenji yake.

Dereva alikasirika sana. Aliondoka bila kumrudishia Mbwa chenji yake.

The driver was very annoyed. He drove away without giving Dog his change.


Hiyo ndiyo sababu hadi leo Mbwa hukimbiza magari ili achungulie ndani kuona kama atampata dereva mwenye chenji yake.

Hiyo ndiyo sababu hadi leo Mbwa hukimbiza magari ili achungulie ndani kuona kama atampata dereva mwenye chenji yake.

That is why, even today, Dog runs towards a car to peep inside and find the driver who owes him his change.


Mbuzi hukimbia anaposikia mlio wa gari. Anaogopa atakamatwa kwa kutolipa nauli.

Mbuzi hukimbia anaposikia mlio wa gari. Anaogopa atakamatwa kwa kutolipa nauli.

Goat runs away from the sound of a car. She is afraid she will be arrested for not paying her fare.


Na Ng’ombe hababaiki gari likiwa linakuja. Ng’ombe huvuka barabara bila wasiwasi kwa sababu anajua alilipa nauli yake yote.

Na Ng'ombe hababaiki gari likiwa linakuja. Ng'ombe huvuka barabara bila wasiwasi kwa sababu anajua alilipa nauli yake yote.

And Cow is not bothered when a car is coming. Cow takes her time crossing the road because she knows she paid her fare in full.


Written by: Fabian Wakholi
Illustrated by: Marleen Visser
Translated by: Brigid Simiyu
Language: Kiswahili
Level 2
Source: Goat, Dog and Cow from African Storybook
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