A little over three years ago, Kenya’s leading telecommunication company Safaricom got a beefy contract from the government to set up the Integrated, Control, and Communication Center. A cutting-edge system made up of high definition CCTV cameras covering the streets of the capital Nairobi and the coastal city of Mombasa, which is a top tourist destination.
Well, on Tuesday, January 14, a group of four terrorists linked to the al-Shabaab Islamic militants operating out of Somalia conducted a terror attack at a hotel and business complex Dusit at Riverside Drive. The cowardly attack left at least 21 people dead, and many other nursing both physical and psychological wounds.
It appears there was no intelligence that had wind of an impending attack at the Dusit Riverside Drive. To put things plainly, the law enforcement and intelligence agency were all caught by surprise. Though we have to commend them for the professional and speedy measure they took to secure people trapped at Dusit hiding from the terrorist, and the manner they diffused the situation.
Be that as it may, many Kenyans are wondering if, at all the Integrated, Control, and …read more