Author Country :Ethiopia/Kenya Genre Type :Folktale Location :Ethiopia/Kenya Year of Publication :0/ Publication : Sub Theme :Environment/Ecology, God, Suffering/Self-denial/Hardship/ Author Name :Father Alexander Chima/ Author City :
God created man and an elephant. These he put in a
beautiful garden, and he walked with them every day. There was pure drinking
water in a flowing river. But the elephant started muddying the waters. He would
listen to neither God nor man who told him not to. In the end, man killed the
elephant. God, though, was upset at this act and drove man out of the garden.
Hence the Borana people in Ethiopia and Kenya now live in a ceaseless search for
water in drought-stricken lands, semi-nomads in a semi-desert.