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

A Close Shave With Death

Christopher Ngare Murithi is not a new face along the backstreet of Mfangano lane outside Mwaura's pub where the al-shabaab blasted. His business is to sell maize. When this incident occured he was just about to close his business, infact, he had gone into the pub to change his coins with notes coz he usually does this, then he heard a heavy metal falling down which was later followed by a deafening explosion that shocked him. He saw the man who did this and he tried to chase him not realising he was badly injured and bleeding in several parts of his body. He must have fallen unconcious because he came to himself while in the hospital. He injured his jaw, left arm, left leg and ribs and needed extensive surgery to restore him to health. He thanked God that he survived the blast, currently, he is still in the hospital awaiting to be discharged anytime.


Events like these happen:


Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a bad idea that failed
  • This story makes me feel disappointed
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • I was affected by what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place less than 2 months ago
  • Location: City Centre, Nairobi, Kenya
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