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The Legend of Luanda Magere

Luanda Magere (Lwanda Magere) as he appears in a comic produced by Maurice Odede and published by African Comics (K)Long ago, there were many battles in Kano between the Nandi/Lango and the Luo. Nandi warriors terrorized the Luo, and with each defeat the Luo were further shamed. Dignity was restored only by the emergence of the hero, Luanda Magere (also Lwanda Magere). In one battle after another, this skilled warrior led the Luo to victory against their enemies.

Because of his courage and prowess in war, many women were attracted to him, and he captured some of his wives from vanquished enemies. In all, he had 25 wives, including Lango and Luo wives.

For years, he successfully led the Luo against the Nandi and Lango, and the Lango sought ways to overcome him. Lango elders deliberated long, and finally had a solution: as a gesture of peace and friendship, they offered Luanda Magere a wife, a beautiful Lango princess.

But her true mission was to discover the strength of Lwanda Magere's strength and to report this to her people. Luo elders pleaded with Magere not to accept the wife, but he refused to listen. Soon, she began to ask him the source of his strength. After much seduction, he could keep his secret no more.

He told his wife that his strength in battle was in his shadow; no arrow or spear aimed at his body could harm him, even if it penetrated his shield. To protect his shadow, he always chose to fight his battles in the evening or at night.

The Lango wife and spy immediately reported this secret to her people. She told them to lure Luanda Magere to a daylight battle and to aim their spears directly at his shadow. On the day of battle, the Luo elders cautioned him about going to war. But his pride would not allow him to listen to them.

Taking his shield, he led the Luo warriors to war. And the strategy of the Lango worked. The Luo were defeated, and Luanda Magere was hit where he was weakest - his shadow was assaulted. He died on the battlefield that day. His body turned into a rock which the Luo claim is still there to-date.

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