Monday, June 17, 2024

Kenya to deploy 1,000 police officers to train Haitian police

Kenya is set to deploy 1,000 police to train and assist Haitian police officers to restore normalcy in the country as revealed by Foreign Affairs CS Dr. Alfred Mutua.

CS Mutua continued by saying that the deployment will crystalize once a mandate from the UN Security Council is obtained and constitutional changes are made.

“At the request of Friends of Haiti Group of Nations, Kenya has accepted to positively consider leading a Multi-National Force to Haiti. Kenya’s commitment is to deploy a contingent of 1,000 police officers to help train and assist Haitian police restore normalcy in the country and protect strategic installations.

Kenya stands with persons of African descent across the world, including those in the Caribbean, and aligns with the African Union’s diaspora policy and our own commitment to Pan Africanism, and in this case to “reclaiming of the Atlantic crossing.”

Kenya’s proposed deployment will crystalize once a mandate from the UN Security Council is obtained and other Kenyan constitutional processes are undertaken. An Assessment Mission by a Task Team of the Kenya Police is scheduled within the next few weeks. This assessment will inform and guide the mandate and operational requirements of the Mission,” said the CS

At the same time, Kenya condemns the coup of Niger President Mohamed Bazoum demanding his unconditional release.

“Kenya condemns the ouster of President Mohamed Bazoum of Niger by a military coup and demands his unconditional release. The Coup constitutes an egregious breach of the norms of the African Union which prohibit unconstitutional change of government. We urge all parties to de-escalate the situation and commence process of restoring the democratic dispensation in this brotherly African nation,” said CS Alfred Mutua

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