Please tell a story about a time when a person or organization tried to help someone or change something in your community:

Grave Evidence

It was three years ago when we were attacked by the Kalenjin tribe. We were living in their land which we bought from them. The tribal clashes brought about by the disagreement of the Kisiis and the Kalenjins. Their MPs commanded them to clear us because they wanted to take our lands, livestock and money. Suddenly, they decided to chase us away and they took our land. Men were cut their heads, pregnant women were cut their stomachs and babies were removed. Boys were cut their private parts and hanged somewhere on trees and the parts of girls were raped and some were kidnapped. Other girls were married by force. Surely, it was painful to everybody family. When we saw girls being raped in front of our eyes. Even my mom whom I loved most got lost. I have never seen her again.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: None

Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an horrible story that I will remember forever
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to respect
  • I saw what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to my family

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: Under 16 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Sondu - Sigoti, Kisumu, Kenya
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