Five lessons from the WestGate terror attack 3 years later
So, three years later, what lessons has the country, its citizens and security agencies learnt from the Westgate terror attack? One is the need for better inter-agency coordination among security agencies. Second, the central role of an intelligence-led approach to fight terrorism. Third, faster reaction time saves lives. Four, security is a shared responsibility and five is that surveillance and vigilance are the hallmarks of security. In today’s world, a country that does not leverage on technology as a tool for enhancing security leaves itself open to all manner of risks and attacks.