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Tribalism Ends In Our Community

in our village in amukuru,there lived many people.That village was densely populated.The problem they had was that they hated each other.If you were in other tribe they can even kill you.they had tribalism.My mother told me that tribalism is very dangerous thing.I decide that i can talk to the elders to hellp to stop tribalism.When i told them that i want to help,they laughed at me.I had to find someone whom i trust.One day elders and the people of omukuru village had a meeting.I went there to here what were they talkingabout.Everybodies face was not happy.they were talking very low i couldnt hear what they were saying.I saw them gathering in groups.One elder shouted and said ''go acording to your tribe.i was very sad.i decided to walk there myself.i went there and started speaking,i told them no need to hate each other.I talked until the villagers started to agree with me.I was very happy.I was very proud of my community we started working together our community improved and we were awarded by the agriculture officer.Our village was lifted high and even the schools were performing well.the advise i want to say that tribalism is a dangerous thing.even if i die,my born will trace our village.

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place 7-12 months ago
  • Location: Mukuru Village, Nairobi, Kenya
 
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