× Digital News Videos Health & Science Opinion Education Columnists Lifestyle Cartoons Moi Cabinets Kibaki Cabinets Arts & Culture Gender Podcasts E-Paper Tributes Lifestyle & Entertainment Nairobian Entertainment Eve Woman TV Stations KTN Home KTN News BTV KTN Farmers TV Radio Stations Radio Maisha Spice FM Vybez Radio Enterprise VAS E-Learning Digger Classified Jobs Games Crosswords Sudoku The Standard Group Corporate Contact Us Rate Card Vacancies DCX O.M Portal Corporate Email RMS

Beware of militants

By The Standard | April 15th 2016

The specter of Al Shabaab refuses to go away. The National Intelligence Service has brought to the attention of President Uhuru Kenyatta that Al Shabaab militants have shifted their recruitment bases to Western, Nyanza and Western regions.

While originally their preferred area of operation was the coast region where it was easy to recruit indoctrinated Islamic youth by propagating an obscure religious doctrine, security operations by the government and the programme to rehabilitate youth made it hard for the militia’s recruiters to operate freely.

In light of this, it is necessary for all, not just the security services, to take precautionary measures to ensure the enemy within is identified and defeated.

With schools closed for April holidays, it is an opportune time for the Al Shabaab to prey the youth.

Parents and society in general must take care to ensure the youth stay clear of bad influences that could lead them astray. Across the country, disappearances of youngsters have been reported and the fear is that they could be getting into the militia group.

But even as society is urged to maintain vigilance, security services must step up their efforts to get the country rid of the malevolent influence of the Al Shabaab.

Share this story
Executive’s excessive expenditure worrying
A report by the Controller of Budgets has raised an alarm on the manner of government spending in the last year alone.
Diabetes: Insulin now an essential drug
Listing NCDs is a relief to Kenyans like 65-year-old Kahuho Mathai from Nyeri County, who was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure.