Kenyan analyst calls for greater government efforts against terrorism
The Kenyan government should create a homeland security ministry to deal with simmering terrorism attacks undermining the country’s security, said a leading Kenyan security analyst in an exclusive interview with China Central Television (CCTV) on Saturday.
Mwenda Mbijiwe, CEO of Nairobi-based consulting company Eye On Security, is one of the leading security consultants in Kenya. He said the Kenyan government is facing formidable challenges from terrorism activities in and outside the country………….Read More
Funding jihad: Al-Shabab cash lures in young Kenyans
As Kenyan troops fight al-Shabab militants in Somalia, the extremist group’s propaganda machine is targeting disillusioned young men back home in Kenya’s poorest neighbourhoods.He was recruited by al-Shabab but if you were to see him in his Spanish football shirt and a baseball cap emblazoned “New York”, he would look like any other young Kenyan.What is also unremarkable about this young man is that he says he only joined the Islamist militant group in Somalia, where he was based for two years, because they offered him money……….Read More
Kenyan experts root for better anti-terror intelligence
NAIROBI – The horrific terror attack that claimed 28 civilians in Kenya’s Mandera County on Saturday is a confirmation the east African nation remains a soft target for militants from neighboring Somalia.Kenyan officials confirmed that Somalia terror group Al-Shabaab hijacked a Nairobi-bound bus several kilometers from Mandera town and killed passengers based on their religious affiliation………Read More
Security experts aim at improved intelligence to halt terror attacks
by Christine Lagat NAIROBI (Xinhua) The horrific terror attack that claimed 28 civilians in Kenya‘s Mandera County on Saturday is a confirmation the east African nation remains a soft target for militants from neighboring Somalia. Kenyan officials confirmed that Somalia terror group ‘al-Shabaab’ hijacked a Nairobi-bound bus several kilometers from Mandera town and killed passengers based on their religious affiliation. Following ‘al-Shabaab’s latest attack in Mandera County, experts and ordinary civilians stressed that a revamp of the entire security architecture was urgent to defeat terrorism. Mwenda Mbijiwe, a security analyst regretted that Kenya’s vulnerability to terrorism remains high thanks to weak border surveillance and failure to act on timely intelligence reports……….Read More
Rebecca Garang can learn much from Mama Ngina
Mrs Rebecca Garang, wife to the late iconic father of the South Sudan freedom movement, the indomitable John Garang, has completely dishonoured her departed husband. Mama Rebecca should get schooled by the mother of Kenya’s fourth president, Mama Ngina Kenyatta.
John Garang and Jomo Kenyatta (may their souls rest in peace) have several things in common, but the one very outstanding is that……..
Negotiating with Riek Machar will boost impunity
It was ill-advised for South Sudan President Silva Kiir to sack his deputy Mr Riek Machar in July 2013. Being a smart politician, he sugar-coated the act firing his entire cabinet, only to later reappoint his cronies, albeit to different portfolios. That was genius. BBC reporter Nyambura Wambugu wrote this of the sackings “Whether the sacking………..Read More
Military messed up rescue operation at Westgate Mall
During the Westgate Mall terror attack, our security forces missed a grand opportunity to display their muscle in real time! Although our forces have made spectacular displays of equipment and manpower in previous national holiday celebrations, there was no better opportunity for them to show Kenyans that “We are here to defend you, come rain or………..Read More
It is not the business of soldiers to decide who their political leaders are
Whether or not soldiers like the Commander-In-Chief, they must follow his orders. ADVERTISEMENT It is with utter dismay that I read the opinion column by Murithi Mutiga titled: “Keep politics out of the military, Mr President; we need stability.” Mr Mutiga fundamentally committed the same crime of which he accused the President – involving the military in politics. He seems not to……………Read More