Strategic deployment of police Kenya national security strategy paramilitary officers augmented by civil cooperation has averted lots of occurrence of crime and terrorism. The intelligence services have also been able to unmask espionage activities though effective counter-espionage. Enactment of anti-terror legislation does create a conducive environment for pre-emption, neutralization and response to terror attacks.
Kenya Strategic Security Environment written by David Goldman January 17, National security is intimately tied to the integrity of a nation and the realization of the collective aspirations of its citizenry.
Terrorism stands out as a potent threat to national security due to its amorphous nature, destructive capabilities, potential to create internal armed conflicts and its use of asymmetric warfare to create panic and manipulate the government.
Internally, the nation has employed effective counterintelligence services to protect the entire nation from ever-evolving internal threats. Such a proactive measure depict a government concerned about the security of its citizens.
This has necessitated the use of counter-terrorism measures to neutralize terrorist organizations, networks and cells thereby rendering them incapable of achieving their malevolent goals. It is quite commendable that the Government of Kenya GoK has utilized the following four legitimate vectors to maintain national security: At the moment, the GoK has robustly deployed police all over the nation to protect strategic assets such as malls, shopping centers, churches, transport terminals, ferries, open air gatherings and critical assets such as power stations, refineries and government buildings; and this coupled with surveillance will protect the Kenyan citizens from impeding terrorist attacks.
The NIS has also fulfilled its task of protecting highly classified information, though there have been instances of criminal elements revealing classified information to unauthorized parties.
GoK has also been able to marshal its national economic power to facilitate mutual regional and sometimes even international cooperation and if necessary compel such cooperation; and this has ensured the absolute resilience and relative redundancy of the national critical infrastructure even during periods of highly volatile political, economic and security challenges.
The shrewd utilization of intelligence services both NIS and Military Intelligence to detect, identify, locate and neutralize or avert threats has protected the strategic interests of the nation. National security ensures the survival of the republic and the delivery of critical services.
Implementation of practical emergency preparedness and prudent civil defense measures adds a layer of protection against both natural and human-created uncertainties.National security is intimately tied to the integrity of a nation and the realization of the collective aspirations of its citizenry.
The Bank’s Country Strategy Paper (CSP) for Kenya supports the country’s National Medium Term Plan (MTP II)embarked on a comprehensive devolution Kenya faces security challenges arising from political instability in neighbouring South Sudan and Somalia, in particular terrorist activities carried out by groups such.
National Security Strategies National security strategy development and implementation is key to addressing regional, sub-regional, and national security challenges.
It is also a central component of security sector governance, supporting effective oversight of and accountability within African security sectors. Among the most important elements of President Bush’s first National Security Strategy (NSS) is its focus on failed states. The president is wise to draw attention to the significant threats to our national security posed by failed and failing states.
Such states can and often do serve as safe havens and staging grounds for terrorist organizations. At the core of national security is the identification of threats and then the decisions and actions to pre-empt them, manage them or survive them, if necessary, without negatively impacting the state and nation of Kenya.
Kenya’s ICT Master Plan aspires to position Kenya as a regional leader in ICT while delivering the latest and most robust infrastructure.
Open standards, transparency and accountability are all key to the success of this Master Plan.Download