Jubilee must tame the rising wave of insecurity by hook or crook
02 December 2014, 15:03
Nairobi - The current wave of ruthless attacks on innocent Kenyans by the Al Shabaab militants allegedly is yet another reminder of the fact that the government is fast losing the war on terror.
The Jubilee administration must thus rise above the bar and strike home a clear message that it is capable, willing and more than ready to curb the runaway insecurity.
For months running, Al Shabab terror cells have successfully carried out its heart-wrenching attacks, leaving hundreds dead and thousands severely injured. The rag-tag militia, known for its savage and barbaric beheadings and butchering, is now a massive thorn in the flesh of the Jubilee administration and distraught Kenyans are now not sure of their safety any longer. Anger, fear and uncertainty are now the order of the day.
Kenya has for years stood out as the sole island of peace and tranquility amidst a stormy sea characterized by its warring neighbors such as the South Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi. This phenomenon is fast fading away thanks to the overwhelming cases of insecurity witnessed in almost every part of the country.
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Banditry, militancy and terrorism are fast becoming synonymous with Kenya.
It is heartbreaking to note that despite the fact that ministries and personalities charged with securing Kenyans, their livelihoods and lives have proved to be a spectacular failure, the government is yet to act firmly against them.
The Ministry of Interior Affairs for instance has time and again let Kenyans down yet its top man, one Hon. Ole Lenku is yet to be held accountable.
The grand question therefore is: is Jubilee Administration taking its responsibilities seriously?
If so, why are Kenyans not seeing any tangible measures being put into place to secure our vulnerable borders, cities, towns, homes and neighborhoods?
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Kenyans are tired of talking about insecurity and want to see the government walking its talk.
As a sovereign people, we pay taxes to a sitting government as a means of surrendering our duties of safeguarding our homes, properties and lives to the powers that be.
It is not a favor we are asking but a demand we are making. The government’s role is not to bury or raise cash for burial expenses of its subjects but rather to protect such lives in the first place.
The security agencies and personnel must do all they can to safeguard our nation lest things get out of hand.
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