What is Chege's role in The River Between?

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Chege's role in this narrative is to give his son, Waiyaki, the charge of fulfilling the prophecy that he received as the seer of his people. An ancient prophecy was received that said a descendent of Mugo, an ancestor of Chege, would save his people. Chege recognises that because of his age, he is not going to be the one to save the Kikuyu. He therefore gives his son the role of becoming that saviour, and learning everything he can from the whites in order to understand their ways. Note how he describes the importance of this task:

Mugo often said...

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