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To save the planet

By Paul Barasa | February 11th 2017

A Tanzanian tour guide based at Tanzanian game park has been arrested following his wrong translation to a tourist.

Confirming the arrest Regional police commander Jaffari Mohammed said that the man was arrested on the tourist minister order because he was giving a wrong translation which painted Tanzania in a bad light.

The man has been charged in court for defaming his country and giving false information against his country.

A video went round on the social media streets showing the Serengeti National Park tour guide with a white lady presumably a tourist recording a video where the lady was speaking in English as the man translated what he said into wrong Kiswahili words.

The tourist was talking about her love for the Tanzanians and how hospitable and friendly they were.

She went ahead to appreciate the wide variety of animals she got to see in her visit and urged his fellow countrymen and women to vist Tanzania so that they could also see for themselves the good tourist scenary in the country.

 The Tanzanian tour guide translated her message to mean that Tanzanians are lazy as they keep on complaining about the lack of food whereas they have flowers in their compounds instead of cooking and eating them.

In his translation, he condemned Tanzanians for asking the president to give them food, he said the president is not a chef and that they should boil their clothes and eat them.

The unsuspecting tourist took what the tour guide was saying as the living truths yet the translation was wrong.

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