Govt urged to embrace technology to avert security hitches
Written by Carolyn Wamalwa
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An aerial view of the Nairobi City Central Business District. the nairobi CBD Association has called on the government to invvest in technology to boost surveillance. [Photo | West Fm | File]
Government stands a better chance of countering insecurity concerns that are on the rise in major towns of the country if it invests in technological devices.
Nairobi Central Business District Association Chairman Timothy Muriuki projects that investing in technological equipment will boost surveillance, aid intelligence gathering as well as mitigate imminent risks, given the ever changing strategies which criminals are acquainting with.
Muriuki further demanded that government must engage businesses and the private sector in coming up with tactics to help review security measures to bridge on the loophole which terrorists are now capitalizing on.
He further appealed to the government to borrow a leaf from major cities in the world who have been victims of continuous terrorist attacks, to help them revise their disaster preparedness policies in the event of an attack, a move that will not only save on securing businesses, but will ensure that livelihoods are protected.
“Kenya should send a joint delegation to major cities who have been victims of continuous terrorist attacks to understand what measures are necessary in taming the ever increasing insecurity in the country,” he said.
Muriuki decried the current security situation in the country which he said has contributed to a minimum workforce output of only 30 percent, a situation he says will sabotage the achievement of vision 2030 and the economy at large.
Nairobi Central Business District Association chairman Timothy Muriuki second right.
He was speaking at a press conference organized ahead of an enterprise security risk awareness meeting scheduled for July 25, 2012 which will be attended by among others business executives and key government officials.
The meeting comes in the wake of insecurity concerns including terrorist attacks that has seen innocent Kenyans lose their lives and property; the recent case being the attack on two Garissa churches which occurred less than a month ago leaving seventeen people dead.