The United Nation Security Council (UN) has approved Kenya’s led Haiti mission following a successful vote conducted by the members.
The confirms comes a year after Haiti called on help from its allies to fight the gangs that have not killed head of States but taken over their capital Port-au-Prince.
Speaking was Haiti’s Foreign Minister Jean Victor Geneus who noted that the vote was symbol of solidarity and hope for the people of Haiti who have ben suffering for too long.
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A total of 13 member countries voted in favor of the call as China and Russia abstained from the vote. UN now calls for global peace and security among member states especially those battling gang violence.
“We have stepped up to create a new way of preserving global peace and security, answering the repeated calls of a member state facing a multi-dimensional crisis amid alarming spiraling gang violence,” said senior U.S. diplomat Jeffrey DeLaurentis.
Officials from Haiti have been quoted saying that the weapons used by the gangs are mostly imported from the US as the council called for arms embargo to be extended to gangs as requested by China.
Kenyans have however raised concerns over its involvement raising questions as to whether the government has done enough to maintain peace within the country and its borders before deploying theirs to Haiti.