Life in the interior of Luo Nyanza can be great fun, given that the villages offer most of the necessitates like housing for free.

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In most villages, water and land are also available in plenty, in addition to the beautiful landscape, rivers, lakes and the vegetation.

But also, life can be made unbearable by some groups of people who also inhabit this beautiful land. Here are some of them.

1. Lunchtime visitors

These are village neighbours who; either out of poverty or just laziness, have mastered the art of making rounds around the village, specifically at meal times, scouting for a meal.

And while generosity is one of the values Africans observe, it becomes unbearable when it starts being a habit, considering that some solely depends on this method for survival.

The worst part is that some, especially the youth, will blow the whole day gossiping at the village centre, without bothering to get a job, then retreat to people's homes at mealtime.

Others have developed the sixth sense, and will knock on the door at the right time, the exact time the food is almost leaving the kitchen, then request for water to wash their hands.

Others will come earlier, to avoid being seen as targeting the food, then bring up a hot conversation, and only request to leave when the food is ready, well aware that they will be told to stay and eat.

2. Night runners

The night a night runner chooses one's homestead, is the night the home owner realizes that the night is longer than it appears to be.

From throwing soil on the roof, most of which are made of iron sheets, to kicking the door, night runners can make one's night a nightmare.

Others, aware of the side of the house used as the bedroom, will pour in sand through the spacing between the roof and the top of the wall, simply to ensure that nobody sleeps.

Naked and in the dark, catching them is almost impossible, and they will go silent when the home owners make noise, only to come back minutes later, until dawn.

3. Tractor drivers

To save on fuel money given to them by sugarcane factories, these drivers will  take shortcuts within the villages, known as 'mier', leaving behind huge gullies on the ground.

This worsens during the rainy seasons, where the huge tractor tires leave huge holes on the ground, which turn into water stagnation points when it rains, cutting off transportation.

Its for this reason that sometimes people are forced to carry caskets on their backs, simply because their vehicles cannot go across the destroyed part of the road.

This is very common in some parts of Muhoroni in Kisumu.

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