This strategy of bashing people in to bring them into line is very short sighted and to be honest has no chance of solving the problem in hand. All the operation kosovo will accomplish is to subdue Mungiki activities that have been going on in the open. The violence that mungiki have embarked on will not dissappear as a result of operation kosovo. The residents of mathare will not report known mungiki members to the police as a result of this operation…ama ni uwongo?The police had a perfectly good opportunity to win public support in the mungiki strong holds and they have totally blown it. No one is claiming to be security experts…you dont need an expert to see the stupidity of this operation. There is a show of strength, and there is a show of force. Unfortunatly the police have shown force as opposed to the latter.The phrase ‘winning the battle, loosing the war’ comes to mind. You dont show up in truck loads guns blazing and expect to have any long lasting success.

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