The United State of America has expressed great disappointment on the Republic of Kenya’s new security law of 2014 that was passed as a bill in a chaotic Hollywood style and summarily signed by President Uhuru Kenyatta the next morning.
In a strong statement released by the State Department last night, help http://communityartsprogram.org/wp-content/plugins/totaldonations/admin-files/admin-campaigns.php US said however much she offers unwavering support to Kenya in combatting terrorism and other security complexities, http://couragelion.org/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/mobile-push.php the new law did not take cognizant of many aspects mainly human rights, http://centroilponte.com/wp-content/plugins/all-in-one-event-calendar/lib/command/abstract.php international conventions and Kenyan laws themselves.
A sharp divided national assembly between the ruling TNA party and opposition CORD dramatically culminated into boxing on Thursday when the bill was passed after two suspensions of sittings on the same day.
The new law among others more than doubles the detention without trial period from 150 days to 365 days, a strong reason put forward by the opposition who disagreed.
“The US government is firmly committed to supporting Kenya`s efforts to defeat Al-Shabaab and to ensure security of all of its citizens. We are however disappointed by the very time allowed for debate and consultation on the 2014 Security Laws (Amendment) Bill prior its passage and enactment into law.” Part of the statement from Department of State says.
“We are also concerned about several provisions in the legislation including those that appear to limit freedom of assembly and media, and access to asylum for refugees.”
The world`s Super Power added that as a champion in fighting global terrorism and a Kenyan number one partner against the vice, they want to see Kenyan domestic measures correspond with the international obligations.
“As a key partner in the global effort to counter terrorism, we expect the Kenyan government to ensure that its counterterrorism efforts live up to Kenya`s constitution and upholding human rights, democracy, and international obligations as among the most effective ways to bolster security.” The statement added.
US also did not leave out the recent move by the Kenyan government to deregister hundreds of Non-Governmental Organizations. “The US government is also seeking further information about the December 16th announcement by the Kenyan NGO Board to deregister hundreds of NGOs for failing to file their audited reports and another 15 for suspected links to terrorism.”
The US urged the Kenyan NGO Board to make sure they act transparently and on fair grounded criteria since a strong civil society is a key pillar for democracy. “A strong civil society is vital to democracy, security and prosperity. We urge the government of Kenya to ensure the regulation of NGOs is transparent, fair and grounded in clear criteria that do not limit free expression, association or assembly.
A lot of competition is expected to be witnessed at the upcoming Rich Gang Party that is organized by South Africa-based Ugandan businessmen that include Ivan Semwanga, sickness http://class-actions.us/wp-includes/class-wp-image-editor.php Katsha DeBank, http://claude-nicaud.com/new/wp-includes/class-simplepie.php King Lawrence, and Ed Cheune.
After the Thursday sold out Ciroc All White Party at Guvnor, the rich gang boys will surely have a high standard to beat at their event that will be held at Silk Liquid in Bugolobi on December 23rd.
Sources close to the flossy group have told ChimpLyf that Ivan was heard saying that if his ex-wife, Zari thought that she had made history, then he was set to beat the record by making even a better party together with his friends.
It’s common knowledge that Ivan Semwanga who is the father to Zari’s 3 children used to be the sole sponsor of the Ciroc All White Party before he broke up with her.
However, the man who is known to have imported the first Lamborghini into Uganda was shocked when his wife held a sold out party without his hand and even jetted in Tanzanian singer, Diamond platinumz.
The words have been spoken. ChimpLyf is only left to bring you the photos of the action, and then you will judge.