A forceful speaker, given to fiery phrases, he is fluent in both English and Swahili. in 1963 his translation of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar into Swahili was published in Dar Es Salaam. He was a chain smoker and liked an occasional Scotch and soda or gin and tonic, and he claimed that he had "all the vices." Having living use for pomp, he preferred to dress informally, in sports shirts, but on public celebrations he wore his native address. Source: MNYONGE MNYONGENI LAKINI HAKI YAKE MPENI!