Uhuru signs Security Bill into law, defends it
19 December 2014, 14:47
Nairobi - President Uhuru Kenyatta has signed the Security Bill 2014 into law, defending it as one Kenya badly needs to improve security.
The Bill, which has brought so much controversy in recent times was hurriedly passed by parliament Thursday and the president wasted no time in assenting to it Friday.
He defended the Bill in his speech Friday, calling it vital in safeguarding the interests of Kenyans.
" It is a highly timely and much needed law and one that will give the government the requisite power to fight agents of insecurity," he said of the new law Friday.
He added that there was necessity in the law, which will deal with different facets of insecurity.
" The law will help in dealing with both local and international insecurity, cyber crime and poaching, he added.
The law is set to be contested in court by members of the CORD coalition who believe that it is unconstitutional and out of line.
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- News 24