Welcome “karibu” to Tabora (Mboka or Kazeh) and to Uyui- by Maganga Feruzi

The map of Tabora Tanzania, Mboka or Kazeh (magangaferuzi@gmail.com)

Thanks for visiting this site and you will never regret.Welcome to this wonderful and informative site of Uyui. Uyui is at the heart of Tabora Region (Young Generations called it- MBOKA and Elderly they used to KAZEH) in the western part of the United Republic of Tanzania. Not many people are aware of its beauty and the compassionate of its people. The Wanyamwezi, a popular tribe whose people are lovely and full of aptical culture that is demonstrated by their simple life. Wanyamwezi are the local residents of Tabora.Karibu (welcome) to Uyui so that you can learn the untold story and the wonderful lifestyle of Wanyamezi Tribe (Wanyanyembe, Wakonongo, Wasumbwa etc).

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Uyui: A message from Dr Abdulghany, Ottawa, Canada

Dr. Abdulghany Mohamed, Ottawa, Canada Says:

Greetings to all Uyui Secondary School family and my thanks/gratitude to the initiators/maintainers of this blog. I just this week came across this blog. In fact, my wife drew my attention to the website she had bumped into while searching for something else. I must admit that going through the blog triggered/sparked and range of emotions: from sadness for the passing of important people in my life to nostalgia and fond memories of Uyui and Tabora.
I would first and foremost wish to extend my condolences to Mr. Patel’s and Mr. Kisanji’s families (albeit belatedly). I was very saddened to hear (to read on the blog) of their passing. I knew both Mr. Khandubhai Patel and Mr. Edwin Kisanji.
My name is Abdulghany Mohamed. I now live in Ottawa, Canada (since 1986). I last visited Tabora/Tanzania in 1988. I am an alumnus of Uyui Secondary School, Tabora (class of 1968-1971). The late Mr. Patel was my Headmaster (he taught me a course in Additional Mathematics) and Mr. Kisanji was a senior student ahead of us and did indeed return to teach at the school.
Although we had two streams I’ll try here to remember the names of some of my classmates. They included: Aden Ismail Shirwa, Alfred Mcharo, Ashok Kumar, Ashwin, Azmeena Jamal, Bilal and his brother, Enoch Kaseya, Ramadhan Hamis, Hansa Patel (sister of Jayant Patel), Harshad and his brother Bharat, Hasan Mushi, Ismail Aden Rage (current Tabora MP), Jonathan Matebele, Katwembala, Leonard Lameck, Mahesh Chauhan, Martin Zuberi, Merton Makinda, Mohamed Ali, Neela Joshi (Asmita Joshi’s younger sister), Noorjehan (Rhemtullah?), Pius Mwaisekela, Pushpa, Sambayao Nyasuru, Suresh Parmar, Sydney Dias.
That’s all I can recall for now . Sorry I have forgotten the last names of some students. Please help me to recall other names I have missed.
Senior students included among others: Cosmas Hinju, Onesmo Hinju, David Kisanji, Edwin Kisanji, and Thompson. The cohorts following us included, Baya Ramadhani, Lucas Nkondola.
I our teachers included Mrs Ashton (Form I English teacher from UK), Mrs Nazareth (Chemistry teacher from Tabora’s famous Nazareth family), Mr. Matthews (English teacher; had a photo studio not far from Uyui), Bro Andrew (Physics teacher from The Netherlands– I can still remember his updates on the Apollo Space mission – especially the tense moments of Apollo 13 and how he used the real world events to relate them with his physics lectures), Mrs Phillip (Biology teacher whose husband was the Tabora Regional Medical Officer at Kitete Hospital; I believe he later joined the Muhimbili Medical Centre/Faculty of Medicine in Dar es salaam) and last but not least Mr. Lukala.
I would be remiss to forget Mr. Maganga (senior school caretaker/custodian) who with Mr. Patel were always the first to arrive in the morning and the last to leave in the evening.
It would be an understatement to say that I fondly remember my days at Uyui. In fact, Uyui under Mr. Patel prepared me intellectually and socially. Academically, Uyui laid a solid foundation for not only my A-levels (1972-1973; Pugu Secondary formerly St. Francis College, Dar es salaam) but also for my subsequent undergraduate and graduate studies. Socially, my life was tremendously enriched through extra-curricular activities including my involvement in the singing choir, debating club, drama club, volunteer activities, etc.
I would very grateful if someone could kindly update me on how Uyui has honoured the legacy of Mr. Patel & Mr. Kisanji.
Sorry for the long post and all the best to everyone.
Dr. Abdulghany Mohamed.


Uyui: many thanks to Dr Abdulghany for this wonderful and exciting message

Uyui: Tanzania Muft Issa Bin Shaaban Simba passed away

THE Chief Sheikh, Mufti Issa bin Shaaban bin Simba, is dead. Alhaj Simba died on Monday morning at the TMJ Hospital in Dar es Salaam where he was undergoing treatment and will be laid into peace today.

It is a sad moment for the Moslem and Tanzanian Community in general, because during his lifetime the late Muft played a very big role in advocating all human-beings to perform good deeds, humanity, peace and love.

Taborians will always remember the late Muft because at times (long time) he used to visit Tabora town and learn religious issue from the late Haj Sheikh Rashid.  Uyui pays a tribute to the late Muft.

When such a highly knowledgeable leader passed away, definitely the community too, is losing the knowledge and wisdom he accumulated for many years. We are all from the Almighty  God and to him we shall return.

Uyui: Kazima Sekondari

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Uyui: Soko Kuu la Tabora: Unakumbuka nini!!

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Diamond Talkes 1953 of Tabora A story from Natubhai Mehta

Originally posted on Uyui:

Jumba la senema la Diamond talkes Tabora From Natubhai mehta Born in Tabora Tanzania and worked at Tabora Post Office from 1951 to 1970, was the owner of Diamond Talkes Cinema till 1999. (The Cinema Hall currently has been converted into a University). Natubhai is currently residing in UK and living a postretirement life in stan more. Following the comments about the Cinema hall, some of which was posted in Tabora network, Mzee Natubhai was pleased to hear all those stories and complements. For those who might not be aware Natubhai disclose that the cinema was built in 1953 by Rajbai Hirji and was named in honour of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations for the Agakhan, hence the name Diamond talkes. Natubhai’s father Hakubhai Mehta was the first Manager of the Cinema and run it successfull until 1969 after which he retire. From 1969 his brother Pratap and him run until…

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Uyui: Despite the distance some of Tanga Streets resemble Tabora


For those who have visited the two Regions, there are some similarities in some of areas. We are not and definitely will not be history teachers, but we have learned some few. Both are historical towns down the lane since and even beyond Germany’s epoch, more precisely on the arrivals of Arabs.  Residents of Tabora and Tanga were used to traveling using Railways, but now its Tabora that still dominated by such kind of transport. Uyui found one street in Tanga to resemble some of the streets in Tabora. We are still finding out the connection between the two towns that distant apart.

Kwa wale waliotembelea mikoa hii miwili wataona kuna mfanano wa baadhi ya mambo. Sisi sio na kwa vyovyote hatutakuwa waalimu wa historia, lakini tumejifunza vitu vichache katika hili. Miji yote hii ni ya kihistoria na unaweza kuiangalia kuanzia enzi za Wajerumani na hata wakati wa ujio wa Waarabu. Wakazi wa Tabora na Tanga walizoea kusafiri kwa gari moshi (treni) lakini kwa sasa ni usafiri huo umebakia kuwa ni njia kuu kwa Tabora. Uyui imeona mtaa mmoja hapo kwenye picha ambao unafanana na baadhi ya mitaa ya Tabora na bado tunaendelea kuangalia uhusiano uliopo kati ya miji hii miwili ambayo imetanganishwa na umbali mrefu zaidi.

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