Kenya proposes to legalise phone, email tapping in illegal cash fight

Telephone calls and emails of Kenyans suspected to be dealing in money
laundering and terrorism financing will be tapped if parliament approve
changes to a Bill seeking to escalate the fight against terrorism and dirty
money deals in the country.

The parliamentary committee on Finance proposed the changes to the
Anti-Money Laundering and Combating of Terrorism Financing Laws (Amendment)
Bill, 2023 seeking to legalise the bugging of suspects’ private

The proposal, if adopted by the House, will give the State security
machinery unfettered access to private communications of suspects in money
laundering and terrorism financing.

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The question is if this is best practice search and seizure and whether it
follows best practices. Should such orders be restricted to an order of the