Greetings to all my brothers and sisters from kom. I am learning a lot from your writings and it is painful that many do the have the chance to read what you are writing. After haven enjoyed lots of your writings I want to share the little I know about the formation of our days. In September 2001 when I left the seminary and was still waiting for a call I wrote I little booklet , "Understanding Kom Tradition for Better Evangelization". I am sharing with you what I wrote in this booklet. I hope it will be an eye opener to all of us.
When the Kom people left Babessi and were led by a python to where they are now, the land was not empty. No the land were the Mendankwe people, Nkwen people, Mujang people, Bum and the Babanki people. The first three groups did not want and trouble with the kom people, so walked out of the land in peace. The fon of Kom each year will have to pay tributes to the Fon of Bum and the fon of Babanki. After so many battles the fon of Kom whom many say was fon Yuh called conference at Laikom. He invited the fon of Bum and the Fon of Babanki for peace talks. The conference ground is call (itimekind). Both fons honored the invitation and came with their delegations.
On the first day of the meeting the delegates said that since it is the fon of Kom who called the meeting it is important that the first place be given to him to speak or to address the conference. The fon of Kom took a whole day to talk. We do not know how long the meeting was but the fact is that after he spoke the meeting was tabled for the next day. This first day of the conference became known as (ITUK KOM).