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


Policemen are the most corrupt people one can ever think of especially the traffic police.The traffic policemen are believed to be so much corrupt such that whenever they don't have anything to cook in their house they'll simply go out stop a vehicle be bribed then go home with something to cook in hand. One day during the Michuki laws in 2004 and 2006 a certain traffic policeman .lost his job just because of this absurd behaviour .The laws prohibited any public service vehicle from carrying excess passengers at that time .The vehicle I was using and the conductor bribed th policeman.Unfortunately a certain officer from the police headquarters was in the vehicle so he recorded everything with his phone camera including the badge number of the policeman. He then introduced himself to them and oooh my I have never seen a man beg for forgiveness the way the policeman did .He cried and wet his cheeks and wet hos cheeks and everyone in the vehicle pleaded for mercy for him to the officer from the police headquarters. The officer forgave him but gave him a stern warning never to repeat thye practice again .Thanks for the Mwananchi or the citizens who pleaded for mercy for him otherwise his end had just come


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