Every day, President Uhuru Kenyatta receives intelligence briefs from all the security agencies and apparatus in the country which is filed by the Presidential Daily Brief, a team that is tasked with providing the Head of State with a daily summary of high level, all source and analysis on national security issues.
The President, who is also the Head of state and the Commander in Chief of the armed forces is the main custodian of the country's intelligence and receives information touching on security details that are both locally and Internationally.
According to insiders, Uhuru receives intel every morning with these meetings reportedly starting at 6:00 am to 6:30 am with Kenya's PDB secret agents within the country and outside compiling classified information overnight and packaging it into confidential and encrypted formats to prevent unauthorized access.
Members of the unit are drawn from the National Intelligence Service, the Directorate of Criminal Investigation and the Military intelligence from the Kenya Defence Forces with the officers from the NIS and the KDF heading the team that compiles the report that is presented to the Head of state whether he is in the country or abroad.
President Uhuru Kenyatta receives the report in listicle format with the topmost Intel given priority but the team equally advises the Head of state on the top five that require immediate action.
The NIS is currently involved in managing almost all facets of running the government, from gathering political intelligence, economic intelligence, counter-intelligence, political security and law enforcement.
NIS is believed to operate almost entirely opaque even to the senior agents of other security organs with whom the NIS is mandated to work. The other security organs are reportedly, at times, kept out of the loop on key intelligence shared.
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