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Kenyans must bypass basic rights in the interest of security?

15 December 2014, 12:57 Paul Orodi

Nairobi - Terrorism is a crime but not the ordinary kind. It is a crime committed by people willing to end their lives for a lost cause, the only crime committed through beliefs of weird nature.

People who commit acts of terror or sympathise with terrorists are not led by greed for materialistic benefits but rather they are washing a war. These are not criminals but killers.

As a result, we as a nation need to take certain measures that are extraordinary in nature. This is the time to step up the war and ensure we bury this ghost that is haunting us endlessly.

Bills should be passed to increase the operational capacity of security and intelligence organs. Administrative is good too but the error lies in the operational side of the whole security and intelligence structure.

It is true that some human rights might be dealt a blow but those are some of the costs. Even the USA passed bills that made a terror suspect something larger than a mugger who is given bond and released back to the streets.

The National Assembly needs to tighten laws that circumvent the handling of terror suspects as well as give powers to the National Intelligence Service to carry out high profile covert missions. They even need to be able to capture and interrogate and operate their own holding bases where they can detain suspects.

Things need stepping up. Corruption is with no doubt a dead deed when we talk of reforms that can really save the nation. Anyone reported of corruption should handled with precision and urgency to wipe out holes in the whole structure. We can make changes and safeguard our nation for good or politic and lose our agenda.

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