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Kenya's President signed into law the right to tap into communication without court consent

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has signed into law a controversial security bill which saw MPs trade blows in parliament. threatening Kenya's security.

It was passed on Thursday during a chaotic parliamentary session, Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has signed into law a controversial security bill Somalia's al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab group has stepped up attacks in Kenya.

The new anti-terror legislation gives the security and intelligence agencies the right to tap communications without court consent and requires journalists to obtain police permission before investigating or publishing stories on domestic terrorism and security issues.

"We must all remember that we are still at war and still vulnerable to terror attacks," Mr Kenyatta said, defending the law.

He denied that it infringed on civil liberties.

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