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Kenya: Journalists on the Spot in New Security Bill

Jane Goin | Capital News   in 
December 10, 2014

Amendment 30F(1) states, “Any person who, without authorisation from the National Police Service, broadcasts any information which undermines investigations or security operations relating to terrorism commits an offence and is liable of conviction to a term of imprisonment for a term not exceeding three years or to a fine not exceeding five million shillings, or both.”

Although it further states that one may publish or broadcast factual information of a general nature to the public, anyone who publishes photographs of victims of terrorism without the consent of the National Police Service commits an offence and is liable to a conviction of a term of imprisonment not exceeding three years or a fine of five million shillings or both.

The Bill also proposes to allow the National Security Organs to intercept communication for the purpose of detecting, deterring and disrupting terrorism and related activities.

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