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Security Law is illegal and unconstitutional, High Court says

23 February 2015, 16:20 Victor Tinto

Nairobi - The High Court has announced that large sections of the security law are unconstitutional.

In a ruling read Monday at the Milimani Law Courts, the judges ruled that many sections of the law contravened the Constitution and were thus illegal.

In the final conclusion read by Justice Isaac Lenaola, it was decided that largely many sections of the law did not reach the constitutional threshold and that they infringed on the basic rights of Kenyans.

" The following sections of the Security Laws Amendment Act are declared unconstitutional; 12,64,34,16,29,26,48 and 95," Justice Lenaola said in closing.

The ruling was met by cheers from members of the opposition CORD coalition who braved the long session to hear the ruling.

It is expected that the government will contest the ruling.

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