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


Security is one of the fundamenta human rights in Kenya. However, moat Kenyans never found security a priority because the institutions that are meant to protect them are the ones that victimise them. An example is the mingiki in kirinyaga. This is an area that have been affected by the gang for several years and it has led to loss of several lives, rape cases, kidnapping of school children and even loss of property through robbing with violence. Though the government declared the mungiki an illegal gang group, it has been overwhelmed by the actions the gang and its attempt to stop have been futile. Due to public outcry, there should a special branch as security personell to protect people against illegal gangs.


Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an horrible story that I will remember forever
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to self-esteem
  • I saw what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: Kirinyaga, Kirinyaga, Kenya
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