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Misplaced priorities?

29 May

Recently Kenyans have been hearing that we will be having cctv’s everywhere which are supposed to enhance surveillance and security, but one thing bugs me in that equation. Every time I go to my home town I get a new police hotline which I cannot even memorize, same thing happens whenever I move neighborhoods; I have to start looking for a new hotline and the nearest police station or post. What happened to the simple 999 emergency hotline? Before we go to all this new technology, why not first upgrade what we have. Refurbish our emergency switchboards, ensure that there are people on call and others ready for dispatch 24/7 365 days a year? What happens when someone has an emergency in an  area where they do not have the hotline numbers? What are some areas in public service do you think we have misplaced priorities?

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4 responses to “Misplaced priorities?

  1. Project44

    May 29, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    Very apt topic. I was musing over this today whilst sitting in traffic and my 2 cents is that if we do not have an law enforcement to work with the cctv system, then I have doubts about the efficacy of it all. Secondly, it is very interesting that international tenders are being raised in this year (if you know what I mean…..)

     
  2. Ghafla!Guy

    June 4, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Building new highways then ignoring the traffic lights that have been set up to ease the traffic on these new roads.

     
  3. OtienoHongo

    June 5, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    A friend got robbed the other day and we tried all the hotlines we could lay our hands on but none worked. We figured that since we had managed to get the description and car plates of the car, by reacting quickly the cops would nab the robbers. Find out we could not reach the cops through any number…

     
    • mackel9

      June 6, 2012 at 9:42 am

      Very sorry about your friend, hope he managed to get redress…

       

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