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

Night Runner

I remember a time when nights to me were a living hell. sleep was something i never experienced every night just because of a certain night runner who was a big bother to the people in our community. This night runner would come and release his human waste on your doorsteps,bhang the door, throw stones on roof and even run after and throwing stones on those who walked around the area in late hours of the night.He continued with his habit and so one day an idea struck my husband. That night he didn't close the door that tightly but he just pushed it closed without any padlocks. After waiting for a very long time we heard his footsteps and we prayed that he came our way so that the trick would work out perfectly. Lucky enough, he came on our door and just as he threw himself against the door, he pushed the door open and he pushed the door open and he fell on the floor with a thud. My husband flashed the torch on his face and believe me or not he almost collapsed as he looked at the man on the floor. It his very close friend Mark who had been disturbing as all this time . From that very moment their friendship came to an end.


Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an horrible story that I will remember forever
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • I saw what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to an ethnic group or tribe
  • What happened in the story relates to community, region, or country
  • What happened in the story relates to an organization

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 46-60 years old
  • This story took place more than 2 years ago
  • Location: Bungengi, Busia, Kenya
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