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

Hunt For Bad Elements

Ivanga village used to be a peaceful and admiriry place to live.Neighbour lived in complete hospitality, children went to school together and learning was normal. Suddenly things changed when the youth mostly school drop outs tramed up and formed criminal gang that started to conduct criminal activities in the village.Fear in the villagers grew everyday as burgulary increased and properly stolen.there was need for urgent measures to be taken by the clans men and village elders. The number of parliament together with few elders sat down and formed a group of fourth to counter the thugery.They did investigation and a list of name of suspects was put down.All the bad elements were identified and the hunt for them began.There houses were raided at night taken to police custody.some were killed by angry villagers u like others escaped to seek refuge.Security was again restored in the once peaceful co-existing villages.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Clan Elders

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Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea that succeeded
  • This story makes me feel frustrated
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • I was affected by what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to an ethnic group or tribe
  • What happened in the story relates to community, region, or country
  • What happened in the story relates to an organization

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place 1-2 years ago
  • Location: Wanga, Kakamega, Kenya
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