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

The Journey

Travelling to me has always been a hobby to me ever since I was young .I enjoyed traveling so much especially long distance journey .Sometimes I could not sleep the entire night if i knew I would travel the next day .One day the story was different as I was traveling between Nairobi and Busia .That was December 2010 on the 9th.I went to book a bus at the Akamba booking office only to find that the charges were at 1100/= so I decided to go to Machakos country bus station and that's when i got myself into a mess.A young group of young men came to me seeking to carry for me my I gave them and they did carry for me the luggages to the station .When we arrived there they claime five hundred shillings from me and if didn't give them they threatened to vanish with my luggages .So without question I gave them and again they order me to board another bus that wasn't in my mind and in no time they had even got my things into the bus .The bus fare was ksh 800 but not upto my destination .that meant I had to pay another ksh 200 go as to reach Busia from Nairobi .In total I had spent ksh 1500.I regretted for not boarding Akamba in the first place where I could just have spent ksh 1100 and travel comfortably and without so much frustration.


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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 46-60 years old
  • This story took place 1-2 years ago
  • Location: Machakos Bus Station, Nairobi, Kenya
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