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Josphat heads to Coast for holiday after family feud

My parents appeared very serious and reluctant to join in our small talk — clearly they were not joking. FILE PHOTO | NMG
My parents appeared very serious and reluctant to join in our small talk — clearly they were not joking. FILE PHOTO | NMG 

I find it hard to believe that I will be spending my Christmas holiday at the Coast, a break from the past when I marked the festivities in my village. I was in the village only a few weeks ago to attend a family meeting and that excuses me from returning this Christmas.

My parents had summoned all of us to discuss the fact that of late, we as siblings have not been getting along and I feel like I am the main object of hate among my brothers and sisters.

One faction of the family believes that my efforts at taking care of my parents are aimed at luring them into signing off their land to me.

Two days before the family meeting, Rachel one of my sisters called me up and asked me for a ride to the village. Frankly, I was taken aback by her request since she has often been vocal in opposing anything I propose for my parents.