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Minister Promises Law To Counter Terrorism

Kenya will enact a law to fight terrorism. Internal Security minister Chris Murungaru said yesterday the Cabinet had mandated him to present a paper on the proposed law to the Attorney-General. But the minister would consult the House Committee on Security before the Bill was tabled in Parliament. Addressing the Press after a one-hour meeting with the committee at County Hall, Nairobi, the minister said: “The government takes the threat of terrorism very seriously and that is why we have set up an anti-terrorism police unit.” Dr Murungaru said the government would be tough on terrorism because the country had been hit twice – in 1998 and 2002. In August 1998, terrorists attacked the US embassy in Nairobi, killing 224 people. The attack was blamed on Osama bin Laden and his al Qaeda network. Last year, 15 people died after terrorists drove a car loaded with explosives into the Paradise Hotel in Kikambala near Mombasa. Full Story

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