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NGO bill chucked out by MP's

04 December 2013, 22:05

Nairobi -  Cord MP's came to the rescue of NGO's as they denied the government to pass a bill that would suffocate funding to non-governmental organisations,reports the Nation.

Lat month parliament set its sights on NGOs, drawing up a law that would place them under government management and, notably, restrict their ability to receive funds from overseas donors -- a key source of cash for many rights groups and anti-corruption watchdogs.

MP's unanimously rejected the bill when they were asked to vote in its second reading.

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