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

Job Creation

Residents of suna estate, Dagorret corner Area were living in fear because killing, mugging stealing, thuggery had increased in the estate. They decided that each house should contribute certain amount so that they can employ young men to do community policy job. The commitee was formed and the work started, after enquirry it was discovered that the committee was not paying the boys even after the residents had contributed the money. The residents reported the matter to police who came and arrested the committee members and imprisoned. This was a noble idea but we chose wrong people. the security in the estate could have improved greatly.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: SUNA ESTATE RESIDENTS WELFARE ASSOCIATION

Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an horrible story that I will remember forever
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • I saw what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 46-60 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: Suna Estate, Ngong Road, Nairobi, Kenya
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