Sample History Paper on The Story of Lwanda Magere

Chep stood in the kitchen in shock. He was wondering what she had just witnessed. Beside him lay Luanda Magere, son of the Sidho clan, a great and brilliant warrior who profoundly affected the Luo community (Sobania 122). This warrior revealed to be might just as his name suggested, “The rock that builds.” He had extraordinary ability in clubs, spears, and arrows, and his might is still celebrated to date. The Nandi, being their enemy, had lost many battles against Luanda Magere and believed he was a miracle from God and therefore left him alone (Sobania 122).

The other day Neighbors saw him smoking his tobacco at his home, but when he got the news that the Luo were threatened, he grabbed his spear and arrows and rushed to the battlefield. He struck very many Nandi warriors, and the others fled back to their land. Chep was a Nandi, daughter from the Tugen clan that the elders offered him as his wife to appease him to leave their cattle alone. Luanda felt very sick from the previous day’s battle, and no other elder was around to take care of him (Sobania 122). So he had called on to his wife to administer his medicine. You can imagine her shock when Luanda Magere told his beautiful wife to help treat his shadow. The shadow also bled profusely as she performed the administration, leaving the floor bloodstained. “So this was the secret of his might,” she wondered (Sobania 122).

That same night, Chep sneaked from Luanda Magere’s homestead’s back gate and ran as fast as she could to the other side of the hill and asked to speak to the community elders (Sobania 133). “I have now known the secret of the great warrior from the neighboring community who is also my husband,” she said with a little apprehension. She then explained what had transpired during the day as she administered the medicine to her husband. Still relentless in winning against the Luo, the Nandi decided to strike that same day. The elders assembled many morans, the Nandi warriors, and retreated to Luo land for a battle (Sobania 112).  The morans harshly and speedily executed the raid. The attack was destruction and mayhem. Women were brutalized, and Morans burned many homesteads. The great warrior responded with lightning speed and killed many morans. The few survivors were much intimidated and quickly layout strategies to escape their death. Luanda Magere was indestructible (Sobania 122).

At almost dawn, the morans retreated in defeat to the other side of the battle cliff. Immediately one Nandi warrior remembered the story as told by Luanda Magere’s wife and turned back (Sobania 122). He got on top of a hill and stuck a spear directing it to Luanda’s colossal shadow. The mighty warrior fell with a blast and died, his body turning to stone. His large body that had demonstrated his strength lay lifelessly as stone on the land. Suddenly, strong winds blew on the ground, followed by a two-year drought (Sobania 120).

To this day, the place where Luanda Magere died is considered a shrine, and people worldwide visit the site to conduct prayers and rituals. The story of the great warrior is passed from generation to generation (Sobania 122).


Work cited

Sobania, N. Culture and Customs of Kenya. California, Greenwood Publishing Group, 2003.