69. Nangeme Nke Wane Ulu Anitogilwe

Collected by: Don Sybertz, Scanned by: Cephas Yao Agbemenu

With special thanks to Rev Joe Healey (African proverbs,Sayings and stories)

Bhagosha bhabhili bhidimile bhusumba bhandya kwibhuja, gete abhake bhise bhatutogilwe? Ungi uhaya giki, nke wane, anitogilwe ng’hana.

Ng’wiye uhaya, “Hene witogwa wenubho bhuli wa ng’hana?” nsumba ng’wiye unshokeja, “Nakungema nahene ulu ng’hana anitogilwe, uhaya giki nache nandegeleke.”

Lushiku lumo bhali mu numba kihamo, ngoshi na nke. Ngoshi wali ha bhulili, nu nke nang’hwe waliwigashije hihi. Huna lulu ngosha ung’wila unke, “Nke wane nacha!” Nu ngoshi wichijisha (kwiyitya kiti uchile- kujifanya).

Nkima wahayubhona ngoshi wacha uhaya, “Nite kinehe lulu? Natubhaga no, ulu nandya kulila bhakwiza bhanhu bhanizwanje nikale na nzala gete nalye nigute tame, na nize nalile.

Huna lulu wandya kuzugija, aliyo ikubhi lyalilitiho, bhuki walibhusungile ha lusungo haho na bhulili. Nkima wihamba kusungula uduma iki wali nguhi, nose umpanda ungoshi wakwe mu ng’humbi na usola bhuki.

Aho wamala kulya na kwiguta wandya lulu ugulila bhiza bhanhu. Bhingila mu numba bhumuja, “Kinehe mayu?” Nang’hwe, “Ngoshi wane wachaga.”

Nsumba ng’wiye wa ngoshi ubhawila bhanhu giki, “Fumagi mo pye, nene nanagule, namanile bhugota wa kumpija. Bhusaga ho bhabhili umu numba, wandya kumuja ng’wiye, wabhona kinehe?

Iyo nabhona ya gukamaja, aho nkima wane wanibhona nacha, uhaya, “Umo natubhilaga umu ulu nandye kulila bhakwiza bhanhu bhanizwanje nikale na nzala, hambu hambu nazuge nalye nigute tame, huna lulu wandya kuzuga bhugali, aliyo ikubhi lyalilitiho. Bhuki wali bhusungile haho na bhulili, aho wihamba kwinja ulebha, nose wandya kunipanda mu ng’humbi.

Bhandya lulu guseka, aho bhanhu bhigwa bhaliseka bhuhaya, ng’wichiswe wapilaga lulu. Huna lulu ngosha ung’wila nke, “Gashinaga witogwa wako bhuli bhudo ng’hana, nkima aho wizuka isho witaga usunduhala no.

Kiswahili: Nimjaribu Mke Wangu Kama Ananipenda.

Wanaume wawili walikuwa marafiki sana. Siku moja wakaanza kuulizana. “Wake zetu wanatupenda kweli?”  Mmoja akasema kwamba, “Mke wangu ananipenda kweli.”

Mwenzake akasema, “Upendo wenu ni wa kweli kabisa?” Mwenzake akamjibu, “Nimwangalie mke wangu kama kweli ananipenda, akasema kwamba nife nimsikilize.”

Siku moja walikuwa ndani ya nyumba pamoja mume na mwanamke. Mme alikuwa kitandani, na mkewe alikuwa amekaa karibu. Kwa hiyo mme akamwambia mkewe, “Mke wangu nimekufa.” Na mme akajifanya amekufa.

Mwanamke alipoona mmewe amekufa akasema, “Nifanye nini sasa?” Muhimu nile kwanza nishibe ndo nilie.”  Kwa hiyo akaanza kupika. Lakini hakuwa na mboga, alikumbuka kuwa kuna asali ipo juu ya dali usawa wa kitanda.

Mwanamke alijaribu kuchukua ile asali, alishindwa maana alikuwa mfupi. Mwisho akapanda kitandani, akamkanyaga mmewe tumboni, na akachukua asali. Alipomaliza kula na kushiba akatoka nje kulia.

 Wakaja majirani, wakaingia ndani, wakmuuliza vipi mama? Kuna nini? Naye akajibu mme wangu amekufa.

Rafiki yake aliwaambia tokeni ndani nimponye maana najua dawa ya kumponya. Walibaki wawili ndani, akaanza kumuuliza mwenzake umeonaje sasa? Rafiki yake alimwambia aliyoyaona, mke wangu aliponiona nimekufa aksema, nilivyo na njaa hivi nianze kulia watakuja watu wanijaze mawazo nishinde njaa, afadhali nipike nile nishibe kwanza, ndio akaanza kupika ugali, ila mboga haikuwepo. Asali ilikuwa juu ya dali karibu na kitanda, alipotaka kutoa hakufikia, sasa akaona anikanyage tumboni.

Wakaanza kucheka sasa, watu waliposikia kicheko wakasema mwenzetu amepona. Mme ndo akamwambia mkewe kwamba, “Kumbe upendo wako ni mdogo kabisa.”  Mwanamke akakumbuka kile alichokifanya na kusikitika.

English: Let Me Try My Wife If She Loves Me

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