Mhuge Na Ng’wanongholo

Collected by: Don Sybertz,

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

Lushigu lumo, mhuge yalina na nzala, giko igaja kumongo kugiki ipandikile jagulwa. Aho yashika ukumongo, igansanga ng’wano ngholo aling’wa minzi.

Imhuge yunkanga ung’wano ngholo yuyomba, “Bhebhe! Lekaga ugugayugula a minzi!” Ung’wano ngholo agashosha, “Lekaga ubhubuli bhoko! Nadinayugula minzi, aliyo nu bhebhe huna uliagayugula  aminzi. Umanile gete igiki aminzi gagahumaga gufuma ng’wigulwa umumilima gwiza hasi kunu uko nali unene.”

Ahenaho imhuge igachola wikobhya bhungi, na gunaumu ung’wanongholo, “Aliyo ni bhuli uganidukila unene ing’wakizo?” Ung’wanongholo, agailemeja, “Ala! iki unene ing’wakizo nalinadina bhyalwa! Ninadugijahe ugugudukila?”

“Ulu udanidukilile ubhebhe, bhasi, mumho nu mayu oko onidukila.” Imhuge agakoyakoya. Gashinaga pye iyiniyo yaliyabhulongo, kulwa nguno imhuge aliyiyangula gunya ung’wanongholo uyo. Giko, wangu wangu igang’wikindila ung’wanongholo, yumulaga na gunya.

Ubhulangwa bhoho bhuli giki, gashinaga umuwikaji bho bhuli lushigu, umunhu ulu wiyangula gwita shibhi, agogohaga, bho gufunya jilembekejo kugiki mpaga wiyite du iyo wiyangulaga guyita.

 

Kiswahili: Mbwa-Mwitu Na Mwanakondoo

Siku moja, Mbwa-mwitu alikuwa na njaa, hivyo akaenda mtoni ili kujipatia mlo. Alipofika mtoni, alimkuta Mwanakondoo akinywa maji. Mbwa-mwitu alimshitua Mwanakondoo akasema,  “We! Acha kuyachafua maji!” “Acha upuuzi wako! Sijachafua maji, bali wewe ndiye unayeyachafua maji. Unafahamu fika kwamba maji hutiririka kutoka juu kilimani kuja chini huku niliko mimi.”

Hapo Mbwa-mwitu akatafuta hila nyingine, ya kumlaumu Mwanakondoo,  “Lakini kwa nini ulinitukana mwaka jana?”  Mwanakondoo akakanusha,  “Ala! Mbona mimi mwaka jana nilikuwa sijazaliwa! Ningewezaje kukutukana?”

“Iwapo hukunitukana wewe, basi mama yako alinitukana.”  Mbwa-mwitu alitapatapa. Kumbe, hayo yote yalikuwa madai ya uongo, kwani  Mbwa-mwitu alidhamiria kumla yule Mwanakondoo. Hivyo ghafla akamrukia Mwanakondoo, akamwua na kumla.

Katika maisha ya kila siku, binadamu anapokusudia kutenda maovu anaogopa kwa kutoa visingizio ilimradi atende alichonuia.

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