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

Obstacles To Success

In Hamisi District, Western Kenya, there is a place called Koibarak which is in a road connecting Cheptulu and Seremi. The road has been in a poor condition in the recent past, that is, it has been very dusty during dry seasons and muddy during rainy seasons, because of that, the government thought of repairing it hence putting a civil engineer to supervise the work. Suprisingly, the villagers of a point stopped the work saying that they only want their sons to do the work and not those that had been selected by the government. As if not enough, some of them claimed that the land being cleared along the road belongs to them yet they know the Kenyan rules says that any land that is ten meters from any road belongs to the government. Surely how can we achieve our vision 2030 if we are not willing to co-perate with the government?


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Government

Story Attributes/Tags

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  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • I saw what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place less than 2 months ago
  • Location: Koibarak, Cheptulu, Kenya
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