Kenya’s Interior and Coordination of National Government ministry has sent a stern warning to the country’s media houses against future occasions of publishing classified content, especially relating to security of the country.
Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery on Thursday 5th November, 2015 in an OSINT report warned media houses on repercussions of publishing confidential information especially that concerning security of the nation.
Interior and Coordination of National Government ministry on Wednesday 4th November, 2015 presented confidential information to the Public Accounts Committee of the National Assembly intending to safeguard it from unwanted elements .
According to Nkaissery, the dailies took no time to release the information to the public domain. Kenya’s constitution demands that presentation of information should be done on camera.
By detailing the equipment, country of origin and costs, the media provided critical information on the country’s capability to possible enemies of Kenya.
The information now in the public domain, where secret terror cells could be in operation also exposes the security forces to significant risk.