During the times that I travel to other countries I notice many things; one of the small things I notice is that, in most of these countries, there are no security guards with metal detectors at the entrance of public spaces.
Many of these are ‘developed’/’1st-world countries’ yet they do not have this function that seems to be in every store, mall and public building in Kenya’s capital. Do you think our security system works? I tend to believe it doesn’t and can be made better.
We need to create a nationwide intuitive security infrastructure, one which would [say] pick out the criminal carrying an explosive device way before he assembles it as opposed to having him eventually checked at the door by a guard with zero combat training. The latter being a thing that close to never happens.
Criminologists, IT experts, and security specialists, where at thou? Talk to me.
We like PR stunts everywhere. Some of these detectors don’t even work. Kenya has very many loopholes in terms of security. Yes security starts with you, but what is the work of the State if everyone decided to make security their work? There is a reason why we had a Westphalian Treaty when it came to the formation of a State. In return, the state was to assure that we the citizens are safe. ‘Security Starts with you’ is just a phrase meant to make the government evade accountability.
The current political climate in Kenya has created a complex security challenge for government, stretching the resources of security agencies to the limit as they battle both internal and external threats.
Our security system works but not to its full potential. Honestly, we can do better than having security guards all over with metal detectors
Kenya is yet on the rise to attain security sufficiency…still though i think that the measures currently in place are effective enough to counter if not stop most security threats…a well known fact is that Kenya is currently doing joint security trainings with the so called “first class” countries such as Israel…remember the vision 2030..by by then, the nation will be stable enough
The state of security in kenya is very bad. The government has to invest a lot to provide the neede security for its citizens. This will go a long way in ensuring that there is economic stability.