How the behavior of Kenyans makes it easier for terrorists to carry out attacks.

The Nairobi Assanand blast

On Monday, 28 May 2012, the normalcy and serenity of an afternoon in downtown Nairobi was broken by a huge blast, by local standards, at Assanand building along Moi Avenue. Thirty two people were injured and one life was lost. It was not the first terrorist attack on Nairobi and, unfortunately, it is not going to be the last. The following could be the objectives of the people behind Monday attack:

  • Just unleash terror by killing as many people as possible, on this; they succeeded in killing one and injuring over thirty people.
  • A test run to see how the authorities and our security agents are organized (disorganized), of which the actions of the commissioner of police Mr. Iteere and the government in general communicated a lot when they gave unverified and contradicting facts immediately after the blast. At first linking the blast to an electric fault then changing the story when Kenya power discredited this reasoning.

The security agents and the authorities should up their game in securing scenes of disaster and criminal events. There are rumors that the al-Qaeda has been overheard bragging that their agents remained around after the Assanand blast and passed themselves as journalists and even interviewed the victims.

  • To see how the public react and how they may be herded to a possible disaster through curiosity. The public did not disappoint by crowding around the scene of incident. If you watched the huge crowds at the scene, from the pictures streaming live on most media houses, one thing must have become very clear to you, Kenyans can let their curiosity lead them to their death.

 Picture this; with improved security checks on entrances to most buildings in the city, criminals might find it difficult to sneak in big explosive devices into such building. In order to have the highest impact possible, they can work the other way round, bring huge crowd to their explosive device. Such a device may be kept in a car parked on the street. The terrorists need only to interest and attract Kenyans to the device with a smaller incident before triggering a bigger blast after huge crowds have formed.

Improvised Explosive Device Discovered on Pale...

Improvised Explosive Device

Your security is your responsibilityAll said and done you should realize that your security is your responsibility. In such events you should overcome your curiosity, keep away and wait to see the events through the media. Experiencing such incidents firsthand may be interesting but might turn out to be the last thing you see.

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Is exposure to sun rays put nasal allergy/sinusitis under control?

Monster Allergy

Monster Allergy (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I do not remember when exactly it started,but I place my estimate time about the year 2006.It was not something serious to call for my worry at the begining.It was just common cold to me.

As time went by, its occurrence became more frequent  and each bout was more uncomfortable than the preceding one.Sneezing was its main manifestation at its early stage.Later other symptoms,like nasal blockages and occasional migraines, came up.

When these symptoms,especially nasal blockages became unbearable,I was forced to seek medical advice from an expert.After examination,the doctor attached a name to my condition, sinusitis.It was my first time to come across that word.

The worst part of the doctors report was yet to come.He informed me that, since my condition was as a result of an allergy,I was to  take allergy suppressant any time I felt under an attack and I was to take the medication for the rest of my life or until  I knew the source of my allergy and kept away from it.

I started my medication and my condition really improved.

About the end of 2011 a friend of mine,after learning of my condition,asked me whether I ever spend sometime in the sun.It struck me there and then that I could not remember the last time I was out in the sun.My life schedule had no room for time in the sun.I worked night shift and spend all daytime indoors sleeping,watching TV or in front of a computer.

Thinking of it,it occurred to me that my condition started around the time I started this lifestyle.The next day I started spending sometime in the sun.Since then, I bask in the sun daily,for at least thirty minutes.I stopped taking my anti allergy medication, but I rarely sneeze nor experience any nasal blockages.

It is scientifically proven that the sun is an important source of nutrients for good human health.But the exposure should be in moderation especially for people who are not of colour.Over exposure to the sun rays has been linked to skin cancer