Security plus love / humanity is equal to peace.

Rosylyne Nabaala
Posted October 19, 2018 from Kenya

I was sleeping and I was waken up by noise from far " uuuuuu, uuuuuu don't kill us please". I heard people crying  then I  waken the other family members and their children to know that there is danger around. We were all scared and start running following the other people who are running then I asked what was going on and I was told that the other tribe have a tack us a night and have killed some people and they are taking our livestock, oh oh we were all trembling because we know whow terrible those tribs are.   We realize that when we shout they will come to beat or kill us so we agree to keep quiet and hide in the Bush. We stayed in the Bush til the police come to rescue us in the morning. We were lucky enough nobody was killed but some people were injured and taken to the hospital but we all went to search for a refuge for our sefty in the safe side and we were all camping in the church and later on the government brought us tents,clothes, food, water  and utensils. Those who were injured were discharge from the hospital one after the other til all of them are back home.  We stayed there for six months and half then the government help us rebuild our houses which were bunt and after that the authority called the two community together and talk to the crowd about the outcome of conflict and the conciquencens but other people were shouting to the police telling them that they need their livestock back for peace to be there so on that day things were bad people shouting to each other and ready to fight til the police shot in the air and we all ran away. After two days we were gathered again to reconcile and forgive each other and some youth refuse but the elders said that in a conflict and a tribal war the women and children suffer most so we better have peace and love for one another for the better tomorrow the other community who took the livestock from us agree to bring them back to us and we all clap our hands . After long discussion and arguments we agreed to forgive and move on but the women leader told the crowd that we women we don't feel safe so men and the government should know about women safety and security because most of the time women are being abused and no one cares so she told the women that there is need for uniting together and knowing their rights and how to get them because our unity is our strength. 

This story was submitted in response to The Future of Security is Women .

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Lisbeth
Oct 20, 2018
Oct 20, 2018

Hi Rose,
When I read your story it was like a typical africa move I watched, but hey sometimes these are real.

How is the situation now? Have peace totally returned to the area completely?

Thanks for sharing
Lisbeth

Rosylyne Nabaala
Oct 20, 2018
Oct 20, 2018

Thank you for your love, there is curfew now for people not to re attack.

Rosylyne Nabaala
Jun 08
Jun 08

The situation is not very good sometimes they attack .
We are still praying for peace.

NAVONINE AGNES
Oct 20, 2018
Oct 20, 2018

waoo
ou c'est vrai sans la sécurité nous ne pouvons prétendre à la paix. en Afrique presque dans tous les pays nous avons ce problème de paix qui est ménacer et voir inexistant.
comment est la situation actuelle?
beaucoup de courage

Rosylyne Nabaala
Jun 08
Jun 08

Thank you for your comments

Jill Langhus
Oct 20, 2018
Oct 20, 2018

Hi Rosylyne,

Thanks for sharing your troubling and scary story. I'm glad the problem was resolved and there are actually discussions about improving safety and security in the area. I hope the situation improves soon, dear...

Hope you have a good/safe day:-)

Rosylyne Nabaala
Jun 08
Jun 08

We are fine but some time they attack.

Jill Langhus
Jun 09
Jun 09

Oh:( I'm glad you're okay, but too bad it's still going on:-(

Rosylyne Nabaala
Jun 09
Jun 09

Thank you for your love

Jill Langhus
Jun 09
Jun 09

You're welcome, dear.

XX

Corine Milano
Oct 31, 2018
Oct 31, 2018

Rosylyne, thank you for sharing this harrowing story. I hope that the situation has improved for your community, and I am glad to hear that there was a reconciliation process where you have spoken and agreed to forgive. I am also glad to hear that there is a woman leader who spoke up to make known that women do not feel safe and that there is a need to band together! Thank you for speaking out - I do hope you will continue doing so.

Rosylyne Nabaala
Jun 08
Jun 08

We are happy now but some times they attack to still.

rosemary_ntoipo
Nov 06, 2018
Nov 06, 2018

Hi Rosylyne, Thanks for sharing this. I hope all is well again. These are very difficult situations that need to be handled quite carefully for the future and unity of both communities. Indeed it is important for women to join hands and know their right as well. I pray that you and all your community members get peace and security you need so as to forge on with your daily lives.

Rosylyne Nabaala
Jun 08
Jun 08

Thank you very much.
We are better now.

Beth Lacey
Jan 14
Jan 14

I am sorry for your experience. Ihopeyour community women are standing together.

Rosylyne Nabaala
Jun 08
Jun 08

Thank you my sister.

Mikaela Kate
Jun 07
Jun 07

Hello Rosylin, I read your story on the edge of my seat. Thank you for writing, for your story will educate people who live more sheltered lives and will help people who are in the same situation, not feel so isolated.. How are things going for you and your family now?
Thank you
Mikaela kate

Rosylyne Nabaala
Jun 08
Jun 08

Things are not .

Hello, Rosylyne,

How are you doing now? What a terrifying and stressful experience that was! How is the situation there today? I hope things are better now.

I applaud that women leader for speaking up about women’s situation there. How are the women doing in your community today?

Thank you for bravely sharing your story. Looking forward to your updates.

Rosylyne Nabaala
Jun 08
Jun 08

The women are strong and things are going on well.

That’s great to know! Thanks for the update, dear.

Rosylyne Nabaala
Jun 10
Jun 10

Lots of love from my women community.

Please hug me to all of them!

Rosylyne Nabaala
Jun 10
Jun 10

I will hug them for you my dear sister.

Yay! Thank you!