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

Foof For Thought

Once upon a time I managed to join one f the Kenyan Discipline force. We went for a foot drill training for over six hours non stop. I started feeling hungry so we were only given 30 minutes to go for lunch at one of the force mess hostel. But to my surprise when i reached there we were ordered stand in order of only one line our leaders who were our training instructors started issuing @persons a pierece of flour just as small as a loaf. Before i reached the hostel door there was no food. I rushed to our nearest shop to buy bread on my way back i met onoe of our senior who commanded me to sit on loaf of bread until it was reduced to nothing and he told me to swallow it like that. I did iy and i was almost dying but he looked at me and lagh and went when i went to join my troop i was arrested for having reported late and taken into custody cell for 12hrs no food no water no bed.


Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an horrible story that I will remember forever
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to respect
  • I was affected by what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 46-60 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: Naivasha, Gilgil, Kenya
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