It is December 1915 in the Great Rift Valley in northwest Kenya, Nangwaya Tatazu Mongoose and his wife, Saura Tatazu Binturong (formally Saura Whan), are raising a family of three cubs;
Two daughters, Dalila who recently turned age 7, and Shani who turned age 5 a month earlier, and a son Jaramogi who is age 2 years, 6 months..
Although the cubs are 50% binturong / 50% African banded mongoose, they still go by the last name of Mongoose.
About the time Nangwaya and Saura were married 9 years earlier (year 1906), some members of Nangwaya Mongoose's family would refer to Saura Binturong as a "kuja hapa", Swahili for 'a come here', implying that her family was from Asia (northern Bangladesh to be exact) and not from Kenya.
But other members of Nangwaya Mongoose's family, especially Nangwaya, got on to those family members who were referring to Saura Binturong as a "kuja hapa" and got that stopped in a timely manner...At one point, Nangwaya had to threaten to "opon da con a whip-ass" on a cousin over it.
Since that day and time, Saura Binturong's family are accepted as family by Nangwaya Mongoose's family. "Kuja hapa" had long give way to "Hakuna Matata" (no worries).
English is the official language spoken in Kenya, which is also spoken by the family, although some Swahili is heard on occasion in the Mongoose Family's conversations.
BTW, Nangwaya and Saura are expecting a new arrival who Saura is pregnant with as they enter the year 1916.
This is also a day and time the family witnessed modern innovations being bought into the country by the British such as railroads, electrical power and decent hard clay gravel roads.
The first world war is also going on at this time. The Mongoose Family, and friends who they know, haven't seen any fighting in their homeland. But they have heard of fighting going on in the countries north of them.
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