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Kenya security law approved despite disruptions in parliament

Dec 19, 2014    

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya's parliament approved new anti-terrorism laws on Thursday after chaotic scenes in which opposition legislators, citing a threat to civil liberties and free speech, threw books at the Speaker, shouted, chanted and sprinkled water over his deputy.Television footage showed legislators exchanging blows in the public gallery before the vote.President Uhuru Kenyatta has faced mounting pressure to boost security since a 2013 attack by Somali al Shabaab rebels on a Nairobi mall that killed 67 people. The militant Islamist group killed more that 60 people in two attacks this m...

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