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Information unaccountability undermining Security in Kenya

April 06 th.

 

Information accountability is a concept requiring proactive information access, analysis, and repackaging, sharing and quick action on the same. In a security set-up information is usually referred to as intelligence. It seems obvious that prior intelligence on terrorist activities and plans is available even to ordinary citizens! One would be persuaded to ask; why are we not heeding to earlier warnings? How effective are our information sharing platforms? What ought to be done to improve intelligence collection, analysis and action so as to improve the security status. Provided we are at war; we must collectively get timely, relevant, accurate and actionable intelligence as regards our security status.

The price being paid is too high for the nation to bear and ultimately information accountability is undermining security in Kenya. What must be quickly be done is to improve on intelligence mining and action; develop efficient systems on information sharing ranging from agency to agency, citizen to citizens, citizen to governments and governments to citizens as well as government to government. It is time Kenya`s parliament enacted the freedom of information bill to operationalize article 35 on access to information and swiftly train the security agencies and create awareness among citizens.

 

Jacob Otachi

 

Communication and Governance Czar

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