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

Forced Circumcision

One day as i had gone to visit my aunt in Kimilili during the holidays, i happened to see a scene that did not make me very happy.This is when i saw a certain people approaching a certain man singing songs in their vernacular. The grabbed the man,carried him away, i tried to follow them and they reached a certain point, put the man down and tore his clothes.Thats when i realised they were circumsors.They found the man had already gone through the process.They took to their heels and left the man helpless, he had to walk home naked. So my argument is that if you can send technical advisers to come and advise the people about the dangers of using the local means of circumcision. Hospitals have been constructed and the incidents is rapidly decreasing.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Unnamed Organization

Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an horrible story that I will remember forever
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • I saw 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: Under 16 years old
  • This story took place 1-2 years ago
  • Location: Webuye, Kimilili, Kenya
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