A story is told of Mai, the son of Ombare (popularly known as NyamgondHo Nyombare in Luo), who roamed the shores of the great Lake Victoria, present-day Nyandiwa village, Gwassi location in Suba, Homa Bay County, between the late 14th and 15th centuries.
NyamgondHo was a very poor but God-fearing fisherman and used to set fishing traps (mgondo in Luo) in the lake, alongside his family members and villagers.
One day, Nyamgondho found a strange woman trapped in his nets, this frightened the poor fisherman who, anyway, gave in to the woman's request to take her to his home and light a fire for her and her goat to warm themselves.
He was very kind to the woman who would later be nicknamed Nyar Migondho (the daughter of Migondo) and later agreed to marry him.
The woman brought with her supernatural luck and over the years, the goat gave rise to a large heard of goats, cattle, and sheep. Upon the entry of wealth, Nyamgondho turned into a drunk and added more wives.
Nyar Migondo never objected but cautioned his husband against ever reminding her where he found her.
One day, Nyamgondho came home late and all the wives refused to open their doors for him, in anger, he shouted to the elder wife saying that she had forgotten that he had just saved her from drowning and had locked him out too, the wife opened but vowed to revenge.
The next morning, she took her walking stick, smoking pipe and flute and told Nyamgondho that she is going back to where she came from alongside all the wealth she had brought, she blew her flute and all the livestock followed her back into Lake Victoria.
Seeing all he possessed disappearing into the lake, Nyamgondho stood puzzled and sad at the shore of the great Nam Lolwe, (Luo name for Lake Victoria), rested his chin on his walking stick and mysteriously turned into a tree.
To this day, the footsteps of Nyamgondho's family and livestock entering the lake are still present and so is the tree to which he turned into, with his wife being considered a goddess who also performed other miraculous acts along the shores of Lake Victoria, including the sinking of Simbi Nyaima.