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mzee

(in East Africa) an older person; an elder; an ancestor
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mzee

(əmˈzeɪ)
n
an old person
adj
advanced in years
[C19: from Swahili]
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"I have been a sewerage operator for more than 20 years now," says Fundi Mzee, smiling as he leaves his office at the Dar es Salaam Water and Sewerage Authority premises for his weekly hunting expedition for polio.
On Thursday, the MP was among the leaders pictured together with the DP at the memorial service of the founding president Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, where his dalliance with Ruto left Kenyans baffled.
The copy of the Daily Nation that cost Sh1 then, might save them the agony of waiting for title deeds for the land that they were given by Mzee Jomo Kenyatta 43 years ago.
It is almost three years since Mzee Mohammed tragically died while in police custody, in the city centre.
The family of Mzee Mohammed are one step closer to finding out what happened on the day the 18-year-old died after being detained by police.
Mzee Mohammed, 18, collapsed while he was held by officers at the Liverpool One shopping centre and died later in hospital.
Mzee Mohammed, 18, had been held by security guards and was in police custody at Liverpool One when he became unwell.
I relocated from Rwanda to Burundi, and that's where I met Mzee [Laurent] Kabila.
Rather than returning stolen cattle or abducted people, former commissioner of Pibor County Akot Mzee told Sudan Tribune, that the Lou Nuer's intention was to eliminate the Murle.
Ayoub Mzee headed the organising committee of the ceremony.
Mzee Aboudi was the security guard who first called for aid after 10 armed men attacked the Frenchwoman's house.