Kenya’s security and counter-terrorism agencies are pressuring mobile operators to gain access to customer data, then using that information to commit gross human rights abuses, according to a new report by UK-based human rights watchdog Privacy International

Intelligence agencies using the pretext of counter-terrorism are reportedly placing enforcement agents within telco operators’ facilities, circumventing the law or any protocol to access the information, giving government authorities the ability “to spy on, profile, locate, track – and ultimately arrest, torture, kill or disappear suspects”, according to the...

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