Modernizing and upgrading current assets is a strategy that aims at remodeling the agencies to meet new security challenges.
Crime and threats to national security have evolved from much older forms to modern day crime.
Economic sabotage has already taken toll on the tourism sector with numbers of tourists coming to Kenya shrinking.
Insecurity, recent terror attacks, and that general feeling of insecurity is itself a blow to the national security for it sabotages economic growth.
Internet crimes have risen while fraud and credit card scams have increased.
Police must be both trained and equipped well enough to remain competent enough to detect and preempt these threats.
Terror bases deep inside territories like Somalia require to be destroyed. Such maneuvers require air superiority aircrafts that can reach such targets and destroy them.
Current air force assets do not meet such challenges thus the need to acquired assets that meet these challenges.
Threats evolve, particularly cross-border related threats whereby relations with neighboring countries get sour, capacity to defend the country for such aggression must be upped.
With neighboring countries having bigger militaries, modern war machines, and relatively more capacity to breach territorial borders, the need to mitigate the risk of such an eventuality is important.
Risks or threats are not necessarily actual possibilities, rather oblique, they can happen, and it’s the preparedness to preempt them before or when they happen that is the truly profound.
Increased resources in Kenya, such as oil, gas, titanium, coal, and high levels of development (infrastructure, modernization of rail system, roads, and telecommunications) require a security strategy that puts safeguards against threats.