You don't need a gun to join ongoing hunt for terrorists
SEE ALSO :Colonialists were terroristsClearly, from last week’s tragic events, the real heroes and heroines are ordinary Kenyans armed with only two weapons; an alert mind and a mobile phone. Unencumbered by the lack of guns, they helped police make a breakthrough in unmasking the faces behind the attack. Indeed, an alert man noticed that the car shown on TV as having ferried terrorists to Dusit bore similar registration with one he had seen leave a gated estate in Kiambu and called the police. The information provided the breakthrough in identifying the mastermind of the attack and his accomplices. In Mandera, alert couriers noticed a package sent from Eastleigh, Nairobi, had not been collected and alerted the police. It turned out the package was sent by the bride to one of the Dusit hotel attackers. These incidences prove that we don’t need to arm every Kenyan to fight terrorism. All we need is an open, fast and effective communication channel between the ordinary mwananchi and the police. This, and a sense of mutual trust where the police do not treat every Kenyan as a suspect, especially those who report crime. Now that Police have released pictures of six suspects believed to be part of the network that executed last week’s attack, this mutual trust is about to be put to the test. It is now clear the average terrorist lives among us. As such, we must make it our mission to help hunt for these suspects by ensuring they have nowhere to hide. And when we find them, let us do the right thing alert the nearest security officer.
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