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

Drought And Famine

Drought in Kenya had happened two years ago. It was not the first time in and arid and semi-arid regions have been hit by severe drought. This makes people and animals to die and become emaciated and plants to dry up. Temperatures in the region increase and people continue dying because of lack of food. How can Kenya leave its citizens to die of hunger in one region yet maize is rotting in stores in Mombasa region? And if they provide for them maize, is the one which has poison, why? All the politicians know to rush to the famine stricken areas to dish out a packet of flour before telling people about the fires that have stocked up Nairobi. I think this is not fair to our fellow Kenyans. Leaders are only concerned about their hanging bellies and wait for a problem to arise then start to find a solution. Why don't they do things of immediate concern to the thirsty populations like sinking boreholes? What sort of plans does this country employ? Shame on all the concerned ministries.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Government

Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an horrible story that I will remember forever
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to freedom
  • I was affected by what happened in the story

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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: Marsabit, Marsabit, Kenya
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