United Nations (UN) calls for the immediate deployment of police by Kenya and other stakeholders to Haiti to help curb the soaring cases of violence.
The UN has advocated for the immediate reinforcement of police forces in a report released on Tuesday under the title Criminal Violence Extends Beyond Port-Au-Prince
However, the UN in its report warned that the deployment of police alone will not be sufficient.
The UN went on to say that other nations needed to fully help Haiti’s already overburdened security system.
“The spread of violence outside the Port-au-Prince metropolitan area calls for the reinforcement of police forces and the deployment as quickly as possible of the multinational security support mission,” read part of the report.
“It is essential that international actors, working alongside the Haitian authorities, adapt their methods of assistance to the population, insofar as the violence is spreading in a rural environment with a weak presence of state services.”
Kenya was ready to volunteer the troops to spearhead the peace mission in Haiti.
However, the offer has been met with opposition from both local groupings and international players with cases filed in court against the deployment.
The High Court has already halted the deployment with the ruling set to be made on January 26, 2024.
On the other side, the National Assembly on November 16 approved the deployment to help tackle gang violence.