NSIS Kenya Puts Its Act Together: The Intelligence ReportMarch 10 | Posted by David James | Intelligence News
By becoming effective and resourceful in its undertakings, the NSIS makes Kenya better, stronger, and capable of achieving her socio-economic objectives. Between February and March 2012, Kenya has enjoyed relatively good economic, political, and security weather.
Critical analysis on current political and economic progress made in Kenya point out meticulous strategies to stymie subversive activity sponsored by specific threats such as opposition parties, the legal system, and external threats that include NGO’s and development partners.
National Security Risk Assessment
National Security Strategy requires NSIS to identify the most pressing risks to Kenyan security, and put in place the ways to predict, prevent, and mitigate these risks and threats.
National security risk assessment involves making judgments about the relative impact and likelihood of each risk in comparison with others. This involves consideration of the impact of an event (based on economic consequences, casualties and social/structural factors); and the likelihood of this event occurring over a determined time-frame.
Kenya’s distinctive role in regional economics, military, and peace processes requires substantial intelligence help to safeguard their importance. Assessing risks that will jeopardize the country’s gains, resources, security, economic well being must be reduced. NSIS has managed to identify grey areas and critically achieved greater national security risk assessment capability.
Great deterrent capability is achieved when the head of state is well advised and his decisions informed beyond doubt and political interference. Geo-politically, Kenya’s place should ascend and remain reputable hence, the country’s sovereignty is observed consistently.
Grey areas culminating to threats on national security included (a) the judiciary and the executive issues with presidential appointments, (b) ICC indictment of key politicians whose following has great influence on the countries social economics, and politics.
(c) geopolitical importance of Kenya’s military activity in Somalia, (d) attempts by internal and foreign actors to destabilize the country during this time Kenya is at war through paralysis of government operations (doctors strikes, nurses strikes, matatu strikes, Sudan’s Al-Bashir arrest warrant, etc).
Strategies put in place by the GOK are well advised and these scenarios are gradually disappearing. Deterrent capability is achieved when such threats are neutralized and silently eliminated. NSIS has managed to achieve this very well making the country undeterred.