CS Kindiki summoned by MPs over Kenya’s Haiti mission

Interior CS Kithure Kindiki was on Thursday summoned by National Assembly Departmental Committee on Administration and Internal Security to shed more light on the country mission to Haiti.

Speaking before Parliament, the CS noted that the country was upholding the United Nations Resolution 2699 (2023) on deployment of Police officers to Haiti.

He continued by giving reference to President William Ruto’s statement at he UN General Assembly where he committed Kenya’s commitment to respond to challenges in Haiti.

“Kenya intends to accede to the United Nations Resolution 2699 (2023) on deployment of Police officers to Haiti, that was adopted by the Security Council at its 9430th meeting on October 2, 2023.

The Government considers it a great honour to take a leadership role and participate in the International peace support mission.

President William Ruto, while addressing the 78th Session of the UN General Assembly communicated Kenya’s readiness to play her part in full and jointly with other nations of goodwill that are contributing troops to provide a holistic response to Haiti’s challenges.” said the CS

Kindiki continued by revealing that a total of 1,000 officers will be deployed to Haiti instead of the 2,500 officers who had been requested for a period of one year.

“Deployment of Kenya Police officers to Haiti will be compliant with Article 240 of the Constitution and subject to approval by the National Assembly and Senate. Kenya has committed to deploy 1,000 police officers from an initial request of 2,500 police officers. The mission’s duration is one(1) year.” said the CS

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