According to history which has been narrated decades ago, it is known that Vere first appeared at Matsanzuni. He was the ancestor of the Buu tribe. According to history, Vere is considered as a supernatural being whose origin is not known. He lived alone in the plains. It is said Vere could live a year without food. According to a narrative by Mpongwa, a direct descendant of Vere, Vere had no child nor wife.
An interesting folklore goes as; Vere build a house on the northern bank of Tana. One day while living in Matsanzuni, Vere saw food on a plate together with meat. On seeing it, he took it and ate it. He later cleaned the plate and went to his house to sleep. The next morning, he woke up to see the plate had disappeared. He searched for it but could not see it.
Another day the same plate which disappeared came with bread/mikahe. He took the bread and ate them. After finishing the meal, the plate rose into the air and it disappeared, not to be seen again.
There was also a time that water descended on to him. The water was cold and sweet as sugar. He drunk all of it. Vere stayed in that place for two years and at the end of that time he saw a fish/nswi on the river sand bank. He said, “I have no fire. What shall I do with it?” While he was thinking on how to find fire (Vere never knew the art of lighting fire), a chalikoko (fish-eagle) came and eat a similar fish. Vere learnt that one can eat a raw fish with no problem. The next day he saw a nswi on the river bank and eat it raw.
After a year of staying at Matsanzuni, Vere saw a burning fire on the plains. He was surprised since he knew no one living in the area. So, he went on an errand to find about the fire. He left Matsanzuni and reached Old Buu (the old river Tana course also known as Tsana ya Limotho). He roamed around until he reached Ngambwa and then walked till he reached a place known as Kombeni where he met a stranger. The stranger introduced himself as Mitsotsozini. Vere asked where he came from and he replied he had been moving around for five years without meeting any man. Vere asked him to go with him to his place. The stranger accepted.
Mitsotsozini had to teach Vere some basic life skills such as lighting fire from sticks and also removing husks from rice before eating them.
Vere later found his wife at Malikakombo which some say it is near Ozi while other say it is on the northern sides of Kilifi.
It is known that Vere is the descendant of the Karya clan while Mitsotsozini, who was a Musanye, is a descendant of the Katsae clan.
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