Garissa Terror Attack; Inter-Agency Cooperation in Kenya Yielding Results

Improved intelligence sharing and strategy adoption program initiated by the National Intelligence Service, The Directorate of Military Intelligence, Criminal Intelligence, and the National Police Service is yielding desired results.

Collectively, joint teams have been working throughout the day, sharing information and making counter-strategies to combat the threat posed by terrorists.

All security teams involved in the rescue and counter-terrorism operation in the Garissa University College worked as a team.

They adopted strategies and agreed on core OPSEC, CT, and Strategic Deployment in the theater to achieve desired results.

Media has also played a significant role ensuring amplification of the attack was completely impossible.

This is indicative of security agencies working in harmony and passing the right information besides working even with the media to combat terrorism.

Global Security Challenge

Curbing terrorism is a global challenge not the preserve of Kenya which has been hard hit by the threat.

Kenya Police Service is likely to make inroads after the entry of Joseph Boinnet as the new chief.

Mr Boinnet is a career intelligence and police officer thus brings a wealth on incredible knowledge on both.

His good working relationship with the National Intelligence Service where he used to work before becoming IG Kenya Police will add new impetus to growth and development of the NPS as a professional, reliable and capable security force.

Counter-Terrorism strategies need to be properly studied, remodeled to suit emerging threats, and often used through simulations to ensure they can work.

Use of intelligence and effectively deploying adequate resources and security to areas prone to terrorism will go a long way to stymie the threat of terrorism.

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