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

Working On Bridge

One time while crossing the well know Nyali bridge in Mombasa I witnessed a breath taking event that almost left me breathless. One person who was working on some part of the bridge that's at the middle of the bridge some fifty metres above the indian ocean slid and fell into the ocean or waters which are believed to be infested with man eating sharks.This guy never knew how to swim and was screaming for help but it was all in vain as no on me dared to jump in and save the man lest they loose their lives. The police patrols of ocean were no where to be seen and so everyone know that was the end of him but just then someone from where jumped into the water and took the engineer swimmed with him on his back to the other side of the ocean and saving the engineers life which no one knew that he will be alive in the next ten minutes From that very movements friendship was born between the two a friendship that will never ever die.


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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: Nyali, Mombasa, Kenya
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