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

The House Thief

My husband was very rich during his time here on earth. His wealth was incomparable to any persons in town and his good hospitality earned him even alot of favour and security as the people around were willing to protect everything of his due to the fact that he helped them. The outward security was perfect but inside things were bad. My husband's money just vanished any time he left the money without proper care. Sometimes even in our bedroom things were not safe. It was difficult to trace the person and accuse anyone because so many people lived in our house which was absolutely big call it a bungalous. This situation persisted for a very ong time untill one day I suggested to him that we secretly buy surveillance cameras and place them in our house. So we did that and we taught how to fix them on our own. At night we fixed them in four strategic points of the house and went to sleep. No one knew of the new changes except me and my husband. Four days later, we noticed that ksh 10,000 had gone missing. We checked and reviewed the cameras and sure enough we found out the long time thief. One person whom we thought to be very innocent had been the trouble maker in our home. He got sucked while we still maintained the secret in order to get others who might still be operational.


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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: Bondeni, Busia, Kenya
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