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Court extends orders barring gov’t from sending police to Haiti

The Court has on Tuesday extended orders barring the government from sending police officers to troubled Haiti.

The news comes barely a month after the UN Security Council approved deployment of police other than those from the UN to the Caribbean country to ensure peace prevails.

Despite the approval, Thirdway Alliance party leader Ekuru Aukot moved to court to block the move saying it was unconstitutional as it was not backed by any law in the country.

“As a matter of international notoriety, there is currently no elected government in Haiti. Kenya does not have an Embassy in Haiti.

The petitioners are playing with a sensitive and serious matter of security and behaving in a manner that suggests that they are not accountable to the people of Kenya for their decisions,” read the petition

The move has also been faulted by Kenyans who questioned the benefit of the peace making mission and that the soldiers were at risk of dying given the bad reputation that the gangs hold.

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