Kenyan court throws out sections of controversial security law

February 23, 2015 4:20 PM

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NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya's Constitutional Court court on Monday threw out parts of a new anti-terrorism law, including restrictions on the media, but left most of it intact, including a provision allowing police to hold terrorism suspects for a year without charge.

The ruling was a partial setback for President Uhuru Kenyatta, who has faced pressure to boost security after a series of Islamist attacks, including one on a Nairobi shopping mall in 2013 that killed 67 people.

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