The author names the distribution of dawa ("magic medicine") as the cause for the outbreak of the rebellion. According to him, fighting broke out between Arabs, Indians, and Europeans, on the one hand, and the Matumbi people on the other, culminating in the destruction of the district office ("Boma") at Kilwa.
III. Further Remarks
This source was published as part of a study entitled "Grundriss einer Grammatik des Kimatumbi" (Groundworks of a Kimatumbi Grammar). It was written by Bernhard Krumm, a government teacher who worked in German East Africa at the time. He based his account on a text provided by an unnamed Matumbi boy, whom he had asked to write his memories of the Maji Maji rebellion. Krumm translated the text into German.
- (Araber) Sefu
[Sefu bin Amri