Mutai Kelvin on Security
Peace and harmony is a basic prerequisite. Peace and harmony can bring a peaceful and stable order to society, and they are a necessary condition for the survival and development of mankind. A world deprived of peace and harmony certainly will fall apart and return to the jungle era in which the strong prey on the weak.
Peace and harmony is an essential benefit. Peace and harmony are enjoyed and possessed jointly by mankind, which is a base for the full realization of the creativity potential of individuals, the sustainable development of the economy and culture of nations, and a true security for the long lasting prosperity of mankind society.
We face a myriad of security challenges. Our government has limited capacity of influencing or impacting the activities of nations negatively impacting the development of Kenya. Nonetheless, Kenya has the resolve and resources of countering grave threats to the integrity of the nation.
During the latter stages of the year, a number of incidents involving thugs breaking into households and supermarkets to rob were noted in our constituency. This trend continues to pose a threat to civilian safety as these weapons are later used to perpetrate crime and instill fear among locals.
The government should step up its efforts in curbing such crimes. Local security agencies continue to struggle to contain increasing criminal gang activity, perpetrated by young members who are between 14-25 years old.
The current planned infrastructure projects afford Kenya the unique opportunity to align its national interests with security reforms. Actualization of these infrastructure plans will motivate the security forces to actively engage with ordinary citizens in key security spheres. This will enhance civilian-security forces partnership in tackling significant security challenges