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

Cost Of A Bad Road

Kakamega Kisumu Road has been for the last six years a great problem for the commuter and road users. It has been a cause of accidents due to bad condition of the road. Due to alot of pot holes on the road it used to take more than 2 hours to reach Kisumu from Kakamega. Besides time consuming, the road used to cost the vehicle owner alot of headache to high rate of repair pf their vehicles. Also ot was a cause of high theft and robbery during the night as the vehicles move slowly on the highway. In the last few months, we have seen it being recapetted and hearing that there is going to be a constructed well. This is good news to the residents between these two major towns.


Story Attributes/Tags

  • This was an important story that I will remember for a long time
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to physical needs
  • I was affected by what happened in the story

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Male
  • Age of storyteller: 31-45 years old
  • This story took place 2-6 months ago
  • Location: Kakamega-kisumu Rd, Kakamega, Kenya
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