That would work, just report it and move on, there are still some very basic errors (Like not excepting Hi in place of Hello)
Now this, I know from the Lion King ^_^ "Asante sana, squash banana, wewe ndugu, mimi hapana", something like that? haha
Sounds kind of dramatic to me. Normally the name goes after, if it is the person you are talking to. Unless it is to get their attention. Just report it and see if its added.
"Mother, thanks," or "Thanks, Mother" should be acceptable. the less formal 'thanks' works when the sentence is "Asante, Baba" (we can even use 'Dad' (but not 'Mom') ntakibazo!