[kictanet] Security Situation in Kenya

Kevin K. Kamonye kevin.kamonye at gmail.com
Thu Jun 19 14:37:24 EAT 2014


+1 on all your points gents and ladies.

There is this petition I have, ummm, come across. Since mass action right
now will likely get us into a worse situation, why don't we do something
online...

I have decided that I will not wait for this terror business to hit home
before I do something.

https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/national-security-advisory-committee-nsac-kenya-resign

*./Kamonye*


On 19 June 2014 11:41, Gichuki John Chuksjonia via kictanet <
kictanet at lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:

> US and UK C4ISR programs were the reason they were able to know of the
> attacks before hand and pull their people off Coast region. We know of
> the company Booz and Allen where Snowden used to work, and the hacks
> they did on Huawei equipments.
>
> On 6/19/14, Ngigi Waithaka via kictanet <kictanet at lists.kictanet.or.ke>
> wrote:
> > In Intelligence business, you trust no one!
> >
> > Every country does what is best for it's *own* interests. If putting
> > backdoors in tech equipment is to the US / Chinese interests, they will
> do
> > it and they have done it.
> >
> > The only you can avoid this, is either you manufacture your own equipment
> > or on the very least assemble equipment from COTS for sensitive areas or
> > you also get very adept at identifying & removing the backdoors.
> >
> > Rgds
> >
> >
> > On Thu, Jun 19, 2014 at 10:30 AM, Mark Mwangi via kictanet <
> > kictanet at lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
> >
> >> So we now distrust the Chinese based on the information offered by the
> >> Americans who are running a worldwide spying program tapping just about
> >> everyone? Lets not even get started on the back-doors installed in
> >> equipment built by the Americans.
> >>
> >>
> >> On Thu, Jun 19, 2014 at 10:22 AM, Matunda Nyanchama via kictanet <
> >> kictanet at lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
> >>
> >>>  On this subject, it is curious that Safaricom's partner in the project
> >>> is Chinese Telcom giant Huawei.
> >>>
> >>> Americans have reservations, apprehensive/suspicious Huwawei technology
> >>> wrt spying. Here is an excerpt
> >>>
> >>> "U.S. House Intelligence Committee chairman Mike Rogers somewhat
> >>> famously said <http://j.mp/ICrmay> last year that Huawei's products
> >>> "cannot be trusted to be free of foreign state influence and thus pose
> a
> >>> security threat to the United States and to our systems." The committee
> >>> also released a report that accused Huawei of all kinds of bad behavior
> >>> including bribery, corruption, and immigration violations. Huawei, of
> >>> course, denied the claims
> >>> <
> http://www.huawei.com/en/about-huawei/newsroom/press-release/hw-194454-hpsci.htm
> >
> >>> ."
> >>>
> >>>  Full article Here.
> >>> <
> http://gizmodo.com/accused-of-spying-huawei-ceo-says-company-is-exiting-1475628703
> >
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
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