Dear Kenyans, National security draws on the strength and resilience of our citizens, communities, and economy. This includes a determination to prevent terrorist attacks against the Kenyan people by fully coordinating the actions that government takes at home and in Somalia.
The rapid proliferation of destructive technologies, combined with potent ideologies of violent extremism, requires sustaining a high level of vigilance against terrorist threats. Moreover, state adversaries are acquiring new means to strike targets at greater distances from their borders and with greater lethality.
In our patriotic sense and support to the people of Kenya and their government, we herewith provide critical public awareness strategies that will help protect you citizens from impeding attacks from extremists whose objective is to divide the republic politically and religiously.
You can significantly contribute to securing the republic by being part of the security efforts. The national security strategy includes a commitment to building a more secure and resilient nation.
PUBLIC SAFETY AWARENESS, PREPAREDNESS AND SAFETY STRATEGIES
- By avoiding crowded areas such as bus stops, entertainment areas, malls, and parks, or anywhere where people often congregate will ensure you are safe. That way you have helped the government save lives.
- By spending little time in malls, shopping centers, crowded areas, government buildings, and any facility that has human traffic will ensure more of us will be safe.
- Reporting strangers or persons who conduct surveillance on government or private facilities such as schools, government buildings, churches, bridges, or infrastructure, to Criminal Intelligence Officers at police stations (avoid reporting such cases to report desks, rather report to CID for faster response)
- Remain vigilant and alert when at bus stops, public facilities, and inside shopping centers and malls. In the event you notice anything suspicious or that you are convinced it is a threat to you and other fellow Kenyans, quickly report to security officers or guards in the facility.
- When you board a bus and the length of the journey is long, keep vigil on behavior of the bus customer service. If he/she makes too many calls and tries to use language you can’t understand, call 991 to ensure police intercept the bus and CID officers trace the calls to ensure your safety. Credible intelligence shows some transport agencies have been infiltrated by terrorist agents who spy on the travelers lists with intent to kill them.
- We ask public transport sector to quickly reintroduce safety checks on all passengers boarding public transport means such as buses and trains.
Security Starts with You
An Effort to Educate and Secure Kenyans from Terrorism by Strategic Intelligence (SIS)