Ignore security at your own peril
By - Mohamed Wato
| November 21st 2012
By Mohamed Wato
Kenya is no doubt at war on many fronts. We are fighting extremists in Somalia, grappling with disunity and poverty internally at home, and trying to deal with culture of ineptitude and corruption in the society.
America as you know was awoken by the September 11 terror attacks on twin towers in 2001. They introduced a raft of measures in the period after terrorist attack including establishing a new specialized agency - The Homeland Security to deal with matters of immigration, border security, registration and identification of persons, and intelligence. The ensured that the body would tackle all issues central to the counter terrorism efforts.
During the George Bush regime in the wake of financial scandals that led to liquidation of major corporate entities like Enron, congress enacted a legislation called Sarbanes Oxley’s act to reign in errant chief financial officers and streamline fiscal discipline in general.
We need to step up and like the rest of the world learn to be proactive. It is quite possible to turn our vulnerabilities into opportunities with good leadership and direction.
The security situation in Kenya is discouraging. We must deal with forces of evil derailing our peace and security in order to safeguard our interest for opportunities of growth and development.
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