This is what i call a security strategy paper, not the “talking heads” on our TV stations who are constantly spewing rubbish opinions and comments about security.Just because you have degree in law or political science or a politician make you a security expert.
Makes perfect sense hit 1 and reliate with 20. For nyumba kumi though we must first be patriots. If we love our country we will have noone taking kitu kidogo to let in shadowy fellows. What makes us corrupt? inequality? if then how do we deal with this. Ive loved that although we mouth our national anthem without much thought maybe thats a starting point.
I largely agree with the positions explained by Mwenda Njoka.But I hasten to add that we need to do more in the area of national cohesion and a better appreciation of our nationhood.It makes perfect sense to take the defence of our homeland as the role of every citizen.Even in communities like Meru which has well structured cultural institutions,security was and is handled with a lot of care by all the people,hence you have never heard of organized criminal gangs in the Meru region.And even as we look for the best practices from others like Israel,UK and USA,let us see what we have and how to improve or develop it.
Bwana Mwenda, you are truly informed.Your position in govt gives you a vantage position to talk to those who matter. Please sell them this strategy and research more on the best practices across the globe.
But of utmost importance, now help us on this one: How do we become Kenyans, because it all starts from there. As at now, very few Kenyans exist but tribal and clan patriots; selfish guys; corrupt; sympathizers with national enemies; etc. The Common citizen=selfish and fearful; the police=untrustworthy, corrupt, and collaborators in crime; the politician= greedy and tribal-minded; some bishops= conwomen /men and self seeking.
Now which Kenyans do we entrust with the Israel strategy of community empowerment and community-police relationship in combating insecurity?