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The Down And Fall Of Major Olumbe Omwiwa

Written by Mwachi wa Shisia. Olumbe Omwiwa was a lonely son of Mrs. Olumbe Obulwale who of the late major Olumbe who died in early thirties after giving for the first world was successfully. Then just 2 days after his return from (USSR) paramilitary force which he left back his wife with only 1 day pregnant . After exactly nine months after his burial the whole village was shocked to see Mrs. Olumbe Obulwale devivered a very health and handsome baby and he was named by the village Olumbe Omwiwa major. Major was a name that was highly respected by all village as an international hero. The nick was more powerful to anybody in this village called Eshiriru which means fools village. The villagers would always respect and had a believe that one you go abroad you must come back with a lot of wealth. But the poor Hero the late Omulembe came back from Europe only with a rait hurt form the whole surviving military over 15 years in (USSR). the POOR MAJOR oLUMBE NEVER ACCESSED SCHOOL. SO HE elected villagers when he grew up to be their villagers elder only. That was the end of his leadership.


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  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 46-60 years old
  • This story took place 1-2 years ago
  • Location: Stage Mandazi, Kakamega, Kenya
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