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MENYANIBI:: Menya inkuru y’intare ebyiri zahitanye abantu 130 muri Afrika

Mu rwego rwo kubaka umuhanda wa gari ya moshi uhuza Uganda n’inyanja y’Ubuhinde ku cyambu cya Kilindini, muri Werurwe 1898 Abongereza nibwo batangiye kubaka ikiraro  kiriho umuhanda wa gari ya moshi hejuru y’umugezi wa Tsavo muri Kenya. Ikibanza cyubatswe cyari kigizwe n’inkambi nyinshi zakwirakwijwe ahantu hareshya na kilometero 8, zakira ibihumbi n’ibihumbi ahanini by’abakozi b’Abahinde.

Mu mezi icyenda yakurikiyeho yo kubaka, intare ebyiri z’ingabo zo aho Tsavo zatangiye kujya zikurura abakozi mu mahema yabo nijoro zikabarya.

Habaye intera y’igihe gito ibitero birahagarara, ariko igihe intare zagarukaga ibitero byakajije umurego, hakicwa abakozi hafi buri munsi.

Abakozi bagerageje gutera ubwoba intare bubaka uruzitiro  rukozwe n’ibiti by’amahwa bikikije inkambi yabo kugira ngo birinde intare, byose biba iby’ubusa; intare zasimbutse kandi  zisesera mu ruzitiro rw’amahwa.

Patterson yavuze ko hakiri kare ubwicanyi bwizo ntare imwe yonyine niyo yinjiraga mu turere dutuwe kandi igafata abakozi bubakaga umuhanda wa gari ya moshi.

Igihe ibitero byariyongereye, abakozi babarirwa mu magana bahunze bava i Tsavo, bahagarika kubaka ku kiraro. Aha, abayobozi b’abakoloni batangiye kugira icyo bakora.

Patterson yashyizeho imitego kandi agerageza inshuro nyinshi gufata  intare nijoro yihishe mu giti. Nyuma yo kugerageza inshuro nyinshi yarashe intare ya mbere ku ya 9 Ukuboza 1898. Nyuma y’iminsi 20, intare ya kabiri yaraje nayo iricwa. Intare ya mbere yishwe yapimaga 9 ft 8 muri (2, 95 m) kuva kuzuru kugeza hejuru y’umurizo. Byasabye abagabo umunani gutwara umurambo w’intare mu nkambi.

Patterson yanditse mu nkuru ye ko yakomerekeje intare ya mbere ayirashishije mbunda ndende . Iri sasu ryakubise intare ukuguru kw’inyuma, ariko riratobora. Nyuma, yagarutse nijoro itangira guhiga hanyuma uyu musirikare Patterson agerageza kuyihiga. Yayirashe mu rutugu, isasu ryinjira mu mutima w’intare asanga iryamye yapfuye mu gitondo.

Intare ya kabiri yarashwe nyuma yo kuyitega ihene maze ya za gufata ya hene ita iraswa isasu rya mbere irahunga.

Nyuma y’iminsi 11 Patterson yayirashe inshuro eshatu irakomereka cyane, maze arayegera ayirasa inshuro eshatu mu gituza, na rimwe mu mutwe, arayica. Yavuze ko yapfuye iriguhekenya ishami ry’igiti cyaguye, ariko birangira yishwe.

Abakozi b’ubwubatsi bagarutse barangiza ikiraro muri Gashyantare 1899. Umubare nyawo w’abantu bishwe n’intare nturamenyekana. Patterson yatanze imibare myinshi, muri rusange avuga ko hari abantu 135 bahohotewe.

Ikibazo kirangiye, Minisitiri w’intebe w’Ubwongereza, Lord Salisbury, yagejeje ijambo ku Ngoro y’Abadepite ku kibazo cy’intare zaryaga abantu ba Tsavo ko cyarangiye.

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