President Ruto, PM Ariel Henry Seal Deal for Police Deployment to Haiti

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Kenya and Haiti have officially signed an agreement for the deployment of 1,000 police officers to support the Multi-National Security Support Mission in the Caribbean nation. The signing of the agreement was witnessed by President William Ruto and Haiti Prime Minister Ariel Henry at State House Nairobi.

President Ruto highlighted the significance of this collaboration, stating, “Preparations for the mission commenced, including the authorization procedures, conduct and discipline policy, and the directive on detention, searches, and use of force.” He emphasized the extensive engagement with member States to ensure concrete support for the mission.

The deployment of 1,000 police officers was approved by both the National Security Council and Parliament, demonstrating Kenya’s commitment to the mission. Prime Minister Ariel Henry expressed optimism, stating, “We have witnessed the signing of this instrument and discussed the next steps to fast-track the deployment.”

With escalating violence in Haiti leading to mass displacement and food insecurity, the international support is crucial. President Ruto reaffirmed Kenya’s dedication to the mission’s success, emphasizing the importance of peace in Haiti for global stability.

The deployment of Kenyan police officers marks a significant step towards aiding Haiti in its battle against gangs and restoring peace.

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