A drunkard found people gathered at a funeral on a Friday Evening.
He burst out weeping
” WUUUUWII WUUWII Omwami afwire, omwami afwire Woooi, Khwasoma naye, khwakhula naye, khwakekera alala, woooiyie, nambe endie”
(Translation “Omwami has died, Omwami has died, we schooled together, we grew up together, we married together, I am devastated !! “)
The hosts really felt sorry for him, offered him a place at the fireside, a bowl of busaa and a piece of chicken.
After hogging hard on the chicken (and a nearby mlima of communal ugali), and having emptied his bowl of busaa, he asked the man seated next to him —
“Wina ofwire ? ” (Who has died ?)
His “neighbour” calmly replied
◦ “OMWANA WE MIAKA KIBIRI” (ni mtoto wa miaka mbili amekufa)