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

Denied Justice

Angela aged 31 years has knocked on so many offices that she hardly remembers them all. Her case should be a straight forward one and justice should not be that elusive given that she was raped by people she knows but the culprits later allegdely manipulated law enforcers to jail her for the crime. To her horror, she was accused of giving false information to a police officer, and yet it was the police who rescued her when she was unconcious after the incident and rushed her to the hospital when she was confirmed raped. That fateful day on January, 12th last year, she had dashed to a friend's supermarket in Milimani estate, Kisumu to buy sugar and pay off a debt. On reaching there, she did not find her friend instead got her husband(friend's) and another man. It was about 7pm. They started flirting with her but she ignored them, picked the sugar and paid him. But as she paid him over the counter, the men held her hand tightly, she tried to free herself but his friend who was nearby held her from behind. When she smelt a rat, she screamed for help. The two men quickly shut the shop and switched off the light before raping her in turns. She tried to fight them off but gradually became feeble and passed out. she only remembers them hitting her between her eyes. She woke up in the hospital and without her underpants, she stayed in the hospital for two days. Having been told that police rescued her, she went home confidently knowing that the culprits were locked up. but when she went to record a statement, she was shocked when the police promised to arrest the suspects. She was issued with a P3 form, witness who escorted her to the hospital also recorded statements but nothing has been done upto date. She is still waiting.

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Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a bad idea that will never work
  • This story makes me feel disappointed
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • This story relates to freedom
  • I saw what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 31-45 years old
  • This story took place 1-2 years ago
  • Location: Milimani, Kisumu, Kenya
 
This story describes a...
broad need
specific
solution
specific
problem
The story is about...
social
relations
economic
opportunity
physical
well-being
 
 
Who benefited from what
happened in the story...
nobody
the wrong
people
the right
people
What type of change is your story about?
it requires a
continuous effort
temporary
change
lasting
change
 
 
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