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New Kenya security law undermines rights

The law, passed by parliament on December 18, 2014, and signed by the president on December 19, expands the search, seizure, and surveillance powers of the National Intelligence Service, curbs media and speech freedoms, and limits the rights of arrested and accused persons.

Kenya | Free Expression & the Law

  • Kenyan parliament to vote on restrictive security bill
  • Kenyan parliament to vote on restrictive security bill

    Kenya's Security Laws (Amendment) Bill 2014 would, among other measures, expand intelligence agency surveillance powers. Several provisions would restrict media coverage of terrorist acts in Kenya, potentially inhibiting journalists seeking to report on matters in the public interest from doing so.

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