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Why didn't we celebrate murder of Al Shabaab's leader ?

By PAUL WAFULA | 4 years ago

Mohamed Kuno, who has been on the run since December last year killed
 Mohamed Kuno, who has been on the run since December last year killed


The latest reports about the killing of one of Al shaabab's leaders Kuno Gamadhere in Somalia should be good news to everyone who supports a peaceful world.

If it were in Western countries, such news would be celebrated, but here, despite the news competing for headlines in local dailies, the general masses have not shown any enthusiasm. As a country, we ought to be more elated that for the souls we lost during the Garissa University attack at least some form of justice has been served.

We must also applaud our security agencies for the calm period we have had so far as terror attacks have reduced. However, the report by Hans Seidel Foundation released recently that our prisons have been turned into terrorist recruitment dens is saddening.

To this end, the Government needs to fully investigate the allegations and as a matter of urgency, take steps to ensure terrorism does not take root in our prisons. Of great importance is to redefine our prisons as correction and rehabilitation centres rather than centres of breeding and hardening criminals.

Stories are told of petty offenders criminals who are jailed only to be released back in the society as hardened criminals.

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