[kictanet] Security Situation in Kenya

Gichuki John Chuksjonia chuksjonia at gmail.com
Mon Jun 16 14:09:57 EAT 2014

Kenyan Government needs to install the concept of Command, Control,
Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and
Reconnaissance "C4ISR", like the US and Israel did. The youth are
capable of helping in such an initiative, and the Govt needs to use
the youth instead of denying them projects, when we are the ones who
know how to write applications, use computer networks to implement ICT
Products that cant effectively and efficiently help Kenyan Security


On 6/16/14, Ngigi Waithaka via kictanet <kictanet at lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
> Listers,
> In case you might not have heard, there has been a very serious security
> breach that has occurred in Mpeketoni, Lamu that has so far claimed close
> to 50 persons.
> The details on this are here
> http://www.nation.co.ke/news/mpeketoni-Lamu-gunfire-al-shabaab-terrorism/-/1056/2349860/-/yf5qvgz/-/index.html
> To put this into context, Mpeketoni is the largest town, bar Lamu, between
> the Somali Border and Malindi and the center of commercial activity in the
> region.
> So, as much as a lot of us might not know it, the fact that Al-Shabbab
> could drive trucks full of fighters into such a town and commit these
> crimes and then leave should send all the security-bells that we have
> ringing.
> This is exactly how Boko Haram started in Nigeria and we are seeing it
> played out here right infront of us.
> I think its time that we spoke as the local ICT Community and came up with
> a stand on what in our opinion needs to be done in ICT Terms to secure this
> nation.
> As an example, it would actually be very irresponsible of us to let a few
> gentlemen to come together and tell us the solution to our current security
> problems, from an ICT perspective, is a police network deal that largely
> puts CCTV Cameras in Nairobi & Mombasa, when maybe nothing is being spent
> to secure our porous borders as well as actual on-the-ground intelligence
> collection.
> We could send this as a proposal to the powers that be as well as the
> parliamentary ICT Committee and hope, nay, push, until something gets done.
> The way I see this working is, we draft a document, brief and simple with
> what our recommendations are, then Listers can comment on it. If largely
> agreeable, we send it to the powers that be.
> Let me now what your thoughts are, and we could see what we can do about
> this.
> --
> *Regards,*
> *Wait**haka Ngigi*
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Gichuki John Ndirangu, C.E.H , C.P.T.P, O.S.C.P
I.T Security Analyst and Penetration Tester
jgichuki at inbox d0t com


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