By Jackton Ambuka



Our prayers and thoughts go to the bereaved families of six innocent Kenyans who were slaughtered in a gruesome terror attack in Eastleigh, Nairobi. Coming in the wake of another terror attack in a church in Mombasa that left several people dead, it raises many questions in regard to the national security. Never in the history of Kenya has our homeland security been so vulnerable like it is under Jubilee government.

Kenyans are living under fear. There is no guarantee of returning home in one piece. Truth be told, something isn’t right at National Intelligence Service (NIS), Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Police Service and other security apparatus entrusted with our homeland security. Business cannot be as usual when insecurity has destabilized the lives of Kenyans. Even the so called VIP’s have got nowhere to lay their heads.

Even more worrying is the fact that insecurity has severely affected the state of economy. Investor confidence continues to erode as unemployment go up. Unless runaway insecurity is checked, inflation will kick in, prices of essential commodities will skyrocket and poverty will increase. President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto can no longer continue to issue empty threats. Action must follow suit. A tribunal should be constituted to look into the conduct of the heads of NIS, CID and Police. They seem to be sleeping on job. Your thoughts?