NIS efforts to invade on your privacy thwarted
23 July 2014, 14:13
Nairobi - A proposal to grant the National Intelligence Service (NIS) unlimited access to all text messages, calls and emails sent within Kenya has been rejected by MPs.
The Standard reports that the MPs rejected the proposal when the Departmental Committee on Foreign Relations and Defence begun deliberations on the Statute Law Miscellaneous (Amendment) Bill 2014, which contains the controversial clause.
Currently, Section 42 of the Constitution grants NIS powers to access email messages of people suspected of crimes such as money laundering, terrorism, corruption and drug trafficking.
However, this happens only after the NIS has received a warrant from the High Court.
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