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

A Man Eater

The people of my community have always lived to tell the horrific story of a man eating lion that had found its way into the village.At night it was terrible ,no one dared to get out immediately the night creaped in .The livestocks in the area had no security because the lion could get into the pens and bomas and eat and kill almost half of them which was a great damage .A lot of people lost their lives through the man eating lion .At day time people walked armed with matches and spears for security purposes and they did so in groups of four or more .The women never got out of the house same to children and no house remained open in anytime of the day. The situation or attention was brought to police by the area sub chief who informed the Kenya wild life service.The Kenya wildlife services later came with a cage and in it placed a fat young cow just to be able to play a trick and trap the lion.So they planned their game and after a long struggle in night trying to trap the lion they finally trapped in the wake of the morning. The villagers at last had the freedom to operate in the area and carry out day to day activities without fear ."Thanks to ,the sub chief and the Kenya wild life service for the save,"that's all they keep saying.


Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an horrible story that I will remember forever
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • I was affected by 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: Mundika, Busia, Kenya
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