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A Thef For The Mother

A boy who stole from the grandmother is a store that goes around town now. The boy who was arrested admitted the offence on Feb 2, at Gituamba. The court was here to get this. On the fateful day the boy's grandmother left him home and went to the shamba. On returning she found the boy had gone with some items missing from her house. The items include wheat flour, beans, green grams, cooking fat, plates, cup, and two sufurias. The boy was arrested and some of the items recovered. The most touchy thing about the story was when he told the police that the mother was married in Gatundu and had delivered and had no one to attend to her. The father had an accident and had his legs amputated. The grandmother had refused to give him food to take to her . Thus why he stole.


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  • This story makes me feel inspired
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • This story relates to knowledge
  • I saw what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to my family

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 16-21 years old
  • This story took place less than 2 months ago
  • Location: Gatundu, Thika, Kenya
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