The government of Kenya has crafted laws aimed at curbing terrorism and radicalization, two threats on the country’s national security.
The laws have been criticized by opposition politicians and journalists who specialize in investigative journalism.
These laws are not draconian as journalists and politicians argue, rather effective legislation on area’s often abused by journalists in Kenya besides ensuring terrorists are stopped from freely operating in the country, argues Strategic Intelligence Services analysts.
There are no bad laws or good laws. You cant give preference on laws. The truly profound about laws is that you must avoid to break them by being ethical, SIS Analysts further project.
In Kenya, terrorists have been using media and the internet to dis-inform the public, radicalize youths, and wage psychological war.
The new laws are meant to curb these excesses and punish those who openly abet terror.
Kenya has suffered from terrorism in the past 3 years. There has been a sharp increase in cases of terrorism in 2014 due to poor legislation
Courts have released terror suspects who have then engaged in terror attacks. The new laws allows these suspects to be detained as more investigations are conducted.
Media houses have been involved in the indirect perpetration of information warfare and abetting terrorism through broadcasts that demonize the government and give terrorists credence.