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Kenya Takes Lead in Haiti Mission: Deploys 1,000 Police Officers to Restore Order

Kenya has stepped up to lead a multinational effort aimed at restoring law and order in Haiti. Under an agreement signed by President William Ruto and Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henri, Kenya will deploy a contingent of 1,000 police officers to address the escalating crisis gripping the Caribbean nation.

The agreement, finalized at State House in Nairobi, underscores Kenya’s proactive role in addressing global security challenges. President Ruto emphasized Kenya’s readiness for the deployment, urging other nations to join in providing a swift response to Haiti’s plight.

Prime Minister Henri expressed gratitude for Kenya’s leadership in the mission, recognizing it as a beacon of hope for the Haitian people amidst widespread violence and uncertainty.

He assured full support from the Haitian government to ensure the success of the Kenyan contingent.

The United Nations Security Council’s authorization of the Multinational Security Support Mission in Haiti, under Resolution 2699, highlights the severity of the situation and the need for urgent intervention.

The mission aims to tackle rampant gang violence that has left parts of Haiti lawless and ungovernable.

Kenya’s commitment to the mission was underscored by approvals from the National Security Council, Cabinet, and Parliament. However, a reciprocal agreement with Haiti was deemed necessary following a High Court petition, which was subsequently addressed.

Joining Kenya in this endeavor are other nations such as Benin, Chad, Bangladesh, Barbados, and The Bahamas, demonstrating a united front in tackling Haiti’s crisis.

As Kenya takes the lead in this crucial mission, it reaffirms its dedication to international peacekeeping efforts and its role as a key player in addressing global security challenges.

 

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