Today Raila was in Homabay for people’s assembly forum. And he had a very passionate message for his kinsmen. The message was conveyed in luo language but I had to translate for everyone to understand;
“Long time ago there arose a very deadly drought. There was no water, no food, livestock died and the whole land was full of outcry. Parents watched helplessly as their children died. A group of village elders came together to try and find a solution. They decided to visit a chief priest in his shrine for advice and some solution. Upon reaching the shrine, the chief priest told them to offer a human sacrifice to the gods so that the gods might have mercy to the land.
This is how the sacrifice was supposed to be offered; go and look for a young girl who is still a virgin. Take that girl down to the river and offer her to the crocodiles. After that the gods will be appeased and it will start raining again.
The elders started to search for the girl and by good luck they found a girl by the name ‘Waganda’. After telling Waganda the whole story, she agreed to die for the sake of her land. On the day of sacrifice, Waganda bid farewell to her parents and walked down the river without being forced by anyone.
She started singing while heading to the river;
“Waganda go go goooo. Today you are going to save your people from the drought. Waganda go go gooo. Don’t cry, Waganda go go gooo….”
My people, today I have come to say goodbye. On 30th January I will be heading to the river without being forced by anyone. Am going there for this great nation KENYA”