Lawyer Ambrose Rachier has been at the center of the conversations a day after he confessed that he was a member of the freemasonry.
While many have had different views on Ambrose Rachier’s confession to the point of branding him a devil worshiper, there are those who have defended him
Without judging, it is vital to understand what the word Rachier means in Luo. The first meaning of Rachier is a huge snake. A snake that when you meet your body becomes numb and you might not even walk or run away.
Of those who have been bitten by this Rachier snake, 98% of them never live to see another day especially if there is no immediate medical attention. This is even made worse by the fact that Rachier will meet you in the bush, harm you with its deadly fangs and by the time people realize, you will probably be very unconscious.
According to famous Luo tales from the deepest end of Siaya village, it is claimed that whenever a huge snake kills you, it will always find its way to the grave “to pick soil” and “heal itself with it.” Failure by rachier (or any other snake) to pick the grave soil and heal itself is a ticket to its death.
Hence, it is believed that such snakes would come at the time of the burial or even after when the grave is still fresh. Being on a serious mission, such a snake would literally make everyone from the home to run away for their dear lives since it comes charged, angry, bitter and ready to spew killer venoms to anybody that comes along its way to prevent it from picking “healer soil.”
Rachier in Luo also means resurrect (chier) from the dead. When someone dies and wakes up from his or her death, they earn the name Rachier azin someone who has arisen from the dead.