Comedian and radio host Jalang’o has revealed that he was told he would die, if he built his mother a house after his father died.
They said I will die if I built my mother a house – Jalang’o speaks
In a discussion on beliefs he had in studio with his co-host Mwakideu, Jalang’o narrated how he was told he would die for building his mother a house.
He went on to say that Luo tradition required that his mother got married to another man after his father’s death, for his mother to move to a new house.
The comedian said that he went on and bought land and built his mother a house, but he is still waiting to die.
At the time, according to Jalang’o people from his village feared that he had brought trouble on himself for going against tradition.
“Mwakideu mimi naweza kwambia hakuna kitu kama uganga. Hakuna kitu kama hiyo. Sijawahi amini kwa sababu unajua kuna zile tamaduni za ndani kabisa ambazo watu wanakuambia hii haiwezi fanyika kabla hii ifanyike. Kama wajaluo tuko na utamaduni mwingi sana ya kwanza ilikuwa siwezi mjengea mamangu nyumba. Nikawaambia kama mungu ambaye namatumikia ataniua kwa sababu nimemjengea mamangu nyumba, wacha nife. Mpaka sahii nangoja kufa kwa sababu nimemjengea mamangu nyumba. Kwa sababu wanasema kijana mkubwa ndio anafanya sijui nini na unapomjengea kwa sababu babako alikufa lazima apate mzee mwingine ndio awe mzee wa kambo ndio aweze kumtoa mama kwa nyumba yake kwenda kwa hio ingine… So mimi na kichwa yangu mbaya nikamnunulia mamangu shamba na nikamjengea watu wa kijiji wakalia najiingiza kwa shida nikawaambia wacha nife. Mpaka sahii niko na wewe hapa,” he narrated.
Jalang’o added that the Luo tradition restricts people from doing things before their elder brothers do them, for instance building a house.
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