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 .