Five lessons from the West­Gate ter­ror at­tack 3 years later

The Star (Kenya) - - Top Stories / National - MWENDA NJOKA Daily Na­tion

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.

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