206. ULU MUNHU ALIHISUMBI LAMALAMA, LELO NZU INGEHOI WASUKAGA

Research sponsored by: Don Sybertz, with special thanks to Rev Joe Healey (African Proverbs, Sayings and Stories)

Imbuki ya lusumo lunulo ilolile ntongeji obhanhu na abho alib’atongela. Abhanhu bhenabho abho alib’atongela untongeji ng’wunuyo, b’agikalaga bhung’wikumbilija iki bhali hasilili yakwe. Aliyo lulu, ulu winga ahisumbi lya bhutale untongeji ng’wunuyo, agasukaga, kunguno abhanhu bhenabho b’agandyaga guyuyizuka imib’i iyo obhitilaga aho olihisumbi lya b’utale. Gashinaga guligonhana igiki, ‘ulu munhu alihisumbi lamalama,  lelo nzu ingehoi wasukaga.’

Ulusumo lunulo lugalenganijiyagwa kuli munhu uyo agab’itiliaga ya bhubhi abhanhu abho bhalihasilili yakwe umuwikaji bhokwe. Umunhu ng’wunuyo adab’adililaga chiza abhanhu bhakwe. Abhanhu bhenabho bhagang’wikumbilijaga untale obho ng’wunuyo, kunguno bhali hasilili yakwe duhu, ulu winga ahisumbi ilya bhutale bhokwe agusuka. Hunagwene abhanhu bhagayombaga giki, ‘ulu munhu alihisumbi lama lama, lelo nzu inge hoyi osukaga.’

Ulusumo lunulo lolanga bhanhu higulya ya gub’itila yawiza abhanhu abho bhali hasilili yabho, kunguno nabho bhali bhanhu abho bhalisawa na bhoi. Gashinaga lulu, yigelelilwe abhanhu bhilange chiza ugwikala bho mholele na abhanhu bhabho bhenabho abho bhali hasilili yabho, kugiki, bhadule uguyega nabho shigu jose.

Kutoka 13:9.

Mathayo 6:1-6.

Luka 14:7-9.

KISWAHILI: MTU AKIWA KWENYE CHEO NDIYO NDIYO, AKIONDOKA PALE HUONEKANA HANA FAIDA

Chanzo cha methali hiyo chaangalia kiongozi wa watu na wale awaongozao. Watu hao awaongozao kiongozi huyo, huwa wanambembeleza kwa vile wako chini yake. Lakini basi, akiondoka kwenye kiti chake cha ukubwa kiongozi huyo, huonekana kama hana faida kwao, kwa sababu watu hao huanza kuyakumbuka maovu yale aliyowatendea wakati akiwa kwenye cheo hicho. Kumbe, ni kweli kwamba, ‘mtu akiwa kwenye cheo ndiyo ndiyo, akiondoka huonekana hana faida.’

Methali hiyo hulinganishwa kwa mtu ambaye huwafanyia maovu watu ambao wako chini yake katika maisha yake. Mtu huyo huwa hawajali vizuri watu wake. Watu hao humbembeleza mkubwa wao huyo kwa sababu tu watu chini yake, akiondoka kwenye cheo cha ukubwa wake hatakuwa na maana au faida kwao. Ndiyo maana watu husema kwamba, ‘mtu akiwa kwenye cheo ndiyo ndiyo, akiondoka huonekana hana faida.’

Methali hiyo hufundisha watu juu ya kuwatendea mema watu walioko chini yao, kwa sababu hao nao ni watu waliosawa nao. Kumbe basi, yafaa watu wajifunze kuishi kwa amani vizuri na watu hao, ili waweze kufurahi pamoja nao hata wakati ule watapoacha vyeo vyao.

Kutoka 13:9.

Mathayo 6:1-6.

Luka 14:7-9.

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ENGLISH: WHILE A PERSON IN POWER, PEOPLE SAY YES YES, WHEN OUT OF POWER, HE SEEMS TO BE USELESS

This proverb looks at the relation between the leader and those he leads. The people normally say yes, yes to their leader when they are asking him for something because they are under him. But then, upon leaving the throne, he/she seems to be useless and unimportant to them because these people begin to remember the evils that he/she did when he/she was in that position. When a person is in power, people will always say yes to everything that the leader says but when he/she is out, he/she becomes useless.

This proverb is used to talk about a person who does evil to people who are under him/her in life. Such a person should remember that there will come a time when he/she will be out of power. That is why people say that, ‘If a man is in power, people will say yes, yes but when he is out he will be useless.

This proverb teaches people to do good to the people who are under them because they too are a people who are human beings. This will make those in leadership rejoice with them even when they leave their positions.

Exodus 13: 9.

Matthew 6: 1-6.

Luke 14: 7-9.

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