Amid fist fights, Kenya parliament passes controversial antiterror law

The new law – which was passed amid mayhem that shocked Kenyans – broadens the powers of the government to surveil and detain people. Critics say it threatens hard-won freedoms enshrined in the 2010 Constitution.

By , Correspondent

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Kenya passed a controversial antiterror law today amid protest and chaos in parliament that exposed the deep divisions over how much rein the government should be given to combat rising insecurity.