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

Thika Road Jam

Thika read is one of those well known roads in Kenya known for its traffic jams that can last for several hours before things can get operational. It's through this traffic jam that many people have been hijacked,robbed many have reached their homes very late as 10.00pm and forced to leave as early as 4.00am so as to get to work early and that meant that one had no time to speak to the family especially the children who only saw their parents during weekends and among the married couples,unfaithfulness and infidelity went up However,with the launching of vision 2030,the government embarked to construct a modern highway along Thika road which has seen dramatic changes occur. Today some parts of the road are complete and in use and the well known Thika road traffic jam is no more. People arrive at their homes as early as 7.30pm and families are coming up strong. The construction of the road has also provided jobs to youths and others.


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  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • I saw what happened in the story

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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: Thika Road, Nairobi, Kenya
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