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

Guns Out Of The Community

For a long time armament smugling has been a problem in Kenya.Many people by fact own unlincesed guns which in turn are used for theft scandals.The government of Kenya joint hands together and so it effective to involve the public in eradicating these.They gave information to the public that anyone who had a clue of someone owning an illegal armament to report to the police station.Though this was difficult as those with the guns also got the notice same time with the public.Somehow it succeded as willing citizens gave repotr to the police.It was however nightmare to some as they had a fear in them.There basic fear was suppose they gave this people out,it could be a form of betreyal.From a perspective point of view,this organization we may say partially got responce and also reject.But eventually atleast a token of guns illegaly owned were recovered by police.


  • The organization most involved in what happened: Kibera Residence

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  • This story relates to freedom
  • I saw what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place 1-2 years ago
  • Location: Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya
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