Emegano Ya Abagusii LXIX: "Yaa Ogasusu, Naki Okare Koragera Aye Bweka Iga? Omansamu

 
 
 
 
Na PETRONILLAH OGOTI:  Mwanyagetinge.com Proverbs, Culture And Customs Editor. Riete [August ] 29, 2013
 
 
 
 
Aya amwabo aya:

Emegano Ya Abagusii V: Ogasusu Oitire Abana Bo Oganchogu!

Emegano Y' Abagusii XLII: Bono Ogasusu Oansire Oboonchoreria

Emegano " Abagusii XXXVI: Naende Ogasusu N' Omansamu Baetanire!

 

 

Abwo kare kare, Ogasusu narengeo. Bono Ogasusu oyo nigo achandete ching'iti chinde ekero chiamenyete n'oboamo. Ching'iti echi nigo chiare kogenda chiarigia endagera erinde chiacha kobeka mboto ase oboamo, korende Ogasusu nigo akabatisire, takogenda korigia endagera.

Bono Ogasusu oyio ogotigara magega, koinagera endagera!

Nigo arenge gotigara magega, erinde oria endagera eye ching'iti chinde chiare koreta chiagacha kiage erinde chiche koria engaki y' enchara. Ching'iti echi chikaigwa bobe mono. Gati ye chingiti echi, Omansamu ere agatiana korigia Ogasusu na komobwata amotwange.

Ching'iti echi chikaba chigotega Ogasusu gose nchimonyore ekero akoiba endagera eye yabo. Nonya nabo igo chikarigia igo, korende tichianyora Ogasusu oyo ekero akoiba. Bono engaki eyemo, Omansamu agatigara orosana oro ase bamenyete erinde arende Ogasusu oyo simbiri nyamoibi, gose narore buna akoiba endagera eye bagachete kiage erinde ching'iti chicha koria ekero ki' omorakera.

Tabia mbaya. Bono Ogasusu oyio ekiage ime, koinagera na gokung'unta endagera yonsi pi

Ogasusu oyio okoinagera na gokungunta kera egento

Omansamu gakirete iga, akaigwa omonto ogosensera. Ogochia gosiomia, akarora buna  agochoba gochia ase ekiage kiare na gosoa ekiage eke ime. keri keri, Omansamu akaigwa Ogasusu okare gochoba ngora ngora.

Simbiri nyamoibi Ogasusu, obwatirwe ogosenyenta endagera

Chintunde nke igo, Omansamu agachoba ng'ora igo gochia ase Ogasusu arenge korende Ogasusu akaba gakoigwa Omansamu buna are komochobera. Korora Omansamu, Ogasusu agacharoka na kominyoka agasoa engoro yare mbarabare ime.

Omansamu akaminyoka na gotenena ase engoro eye igoro erinde akaganya Ogasusu asoke erinde amokorere aya atianete komokorera erinde nario atache airore koiba endagera ye ching'iti chinde konye chiachire chiarigiri na kogacha ekiage ime erinde chiche koria ekero ki'omorakera n' enchara.

Ogasusu agasinywa buna agosoka korwa ase engoro eye ime ekiagera engoro eye yabwate ase omong'anyi omong'ao. Bono ogasusu akarora buna goika arigie obokora boramokonye erinde asoke korwa aaiga.

Ogasusu ngoita are obongo!

Ase boigo, Omansamu tanyara komobwata. Bono Ogasusu agaita obongo igo, goikera akanyora richibu. Inyora buna konye Omansamu okembire ogasusu asoke korwa engoro eye ase egeka getari geke, na konye bono enchara yamorire. Korwa engoro ime, Ogasusu agachaka goaka omonu, buna ori okare koria egento egetonontu.

Koigwa iga, Omansamu nere ogakare goaka omonu okobora, "Yaa Ogasusu naki okare koragera aye bweka iga? Gaki ndomi geke nainche enchara yanyarire?" Ogasusu koigwa iga, akagoka na gosasoka na ogakare gotebia Omansamu buna "Egento eke kegotonontera buuya, onye gotagete nkoromi naye orie geke, togoria amaiso nkoe bono"

Bono Omansamu oyio ogotogoria amaiso!

Bono buna Omansamu arenge n' enchara, akaigwera na gotogoria amaiso gochia igoro. Bono Ogasusu korora buna Omansamu otogoiri amaiso, akaiomokia amaraba na gosiarera Omansamu amaraba aya gochia ase amaiso ime!

Bono kai tata!

Omansamu agachaka komiga amaiso gakorera. Erio erio, nario Ogasusu anyorete ribaga, akaminchoria korwa ase engoro eye ime na kominchoka, agaaka embuna, tabwatwa. Omansamu agatigara kare n' obororo obonge. Nere Ogasusu agatama na korwa erio, akang'anya korwa aaiga na kogenda oroao.


Mwanyagetinge Voices And Stories About The Lives And Times Of Our Elders: Omogaka Patrice Nyariki Mosorori, 1913-2018. Bokimwange Village, Kenyenya sub-county, Bomachoge Borabu Constituency, Kisii County

  

 Our Mwanyagetinge Elders, Our Inestimable Treasure: Rigwata [ April ] 23, 2018. 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Omogaka nyariki

At A Glance:

Name: PATRICE NYARIKI MOSORORI

Date Of Birth: 1913

Circumcision: 1934

Age: 103 Years

Home: Bokimwange Village

Marriage: 1950 To Omong'ina Osebe Mosorori

Number Of Children: 10 [4 Boys and 6 Girls].

Number Of Grandchildren: 125 

 

 

Even though we hand a chance to sit down under the knee of Omogaka Patrice Mosorori for some words of wisdom, we were not able to publish the interview before he passed on. Omogaka Patrice Nyariki Mosorori passed on last week after a short illness. His body is in state at Hema Hospital and the burial ceremony is scheduled for this coming Friday at his home in  Bokimwange Village, Bomachoge Borabu, Kisii County.

Ntwe nigo togoakera Omonene Tata oito Nyasae buna mbuya mono ase ribaga atoete, gotwara enkwana n' omogaka ominto omonene, konyora atarasira. Engora enene gochia ase enka, abasani, amo n' abaamate b' omogaka Mosorori. Kera egento ase Omonene Nyasae. 

Omwana O Bokimwange

Omogaka Mosorori was born in early 1913 at Bokimwange village, Kenyenya sub-county, Bomachoge Borabu  constituency, Kisii County. He was the first born in his family of 4 boys and 4 girls. He was then circumcised in the year 1934 and later got married at the year 1950 to Omongina Osebe Nyariki Mosorori. He was blessed with 10 children’s [4 boys and 6 girls] but in the process he has lost 4 children [including 2 girls and boys]. He was married with two wives but later, one of them passed away.  

We Were Always Vigilant

Omogaka Mosorori told us that life has been struggle for the fittest for him since his youth. He told us that he was brought up in a place where fighting was a daily routine for the Abagusii in the region. They were fighters from the Abagusii community who were having tribal feuds with our neighbors in Maasailand. He said that "We always waged with the Moran’s for having stolen our cows or grazing land"

 

Omogaka Patrice Nyariki Mosorori, 1913-2018. Mwanyagetinge.com/2018 

Omogaka Mosorori

 

He told us that that every week there was war between Abagusii and Maasai in the region. Because of constant wars, we got used to everyone being ever vigilant and careful not to be killed. During these frequent fights, he told us that the people who suffered the most were the young kids and women. This is because the kids were left fatherless and the women were left without husbands. 

Omogaka Mosorori told us that the old days were good because people did not steal from one another like today. He told us that the Gusii highlands have now been rendered useless by thieves who steal from farms and gardens. People cannot farm on their land and wait for the produce from their own farm. Instead they will start to steal from other neighbors whose plants have a good harvest.  

 

The Nyamakongiro, Oranganga And Ebichache Droughts

He told us that long ago, there was a great drought in Gusiiland. This  calamity killed everything around it. Many plants, animals and people died. "In the early 1912 there came a drought and famine that was named Nyamakongiro. At this period there was nothing for food except rikongiro" Omogaka Mosorori told usHe said that "In 1930, there came Oarangaga!!"

Mzee Mosorori told us that Oaranganga was form of locusts who were premature in nature and were later named  Bwonyonte, because they ate everything in sight. Then in late 1931 there came another famine also caused by locusts, and they called them Ebichache. They managed to survive this harsh life by killing the locusts, and storing them to eat as food!!

 

Enyamokirimbi And Obosisa: Those Were Bad

Omogaka Mosorori told us that in addition to famine, diseases attacked Abagusii as well.  He said that the most common diseases that affected Omogusii were Enyamokirimbi, Etutu Mache and Obosisa. He told us that some of the diseases were treated using traditional herbs or other herbs obtained from Masailand.  

 

Ekerundu Was A Gusii Plant Of Strength

Mzee Mosorori told us that one of the traditional healing plants for Omogusii was the Ekerundu shrub. He said that young boys who were to be circumcised were not to be given any drugs for pains!! Only Ekerundu was given to them to strengthen them as the plant is regarded by Abagusii as a sign of hope, courage and strength.

 

Omong'ina Osebe Mosorori. Mwanyagetinge.com/2018

Omongina osebe nyariki

We asked Omogaka Mosorori if he had any words of encouragement to our community and young people. He told us to "Be strong in anything you do"  We agree.

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