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


When the Migingo issue came up, there was so much tension between Kenya and Uganda such that operations between this two countries were almost being paralysed My cousin who is a resident at Kibera slums in Nairobi narrated to me about the incident when they uprooted the railway track in order to paralyze any transportation of goods and commodities from Kenya to Uganda as an attempt to force the Ugandan President to release or remove the Ugandan flag from Migingo island an Island believed to be in Kenya but had been taken over by Uganda. Though transportation was paralyzed through uprooting of the Kibera railway, but its very clear that Kenya lost alot of revenue and it still had to incur expenses in reconstruct that section of the railway that was about 200 meters.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Individuals

Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an horrible story that I will remember forever
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • This story relates to respect
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • I was affected by 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: Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya
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