A Kenyan delegation returned to Haiti on Wednesday, December 6, to Port-au-Prince for a 24-hour visit, according to the Haitian Prime Minister’s announcement. In October, the UN Security Council approved sending a multinational mission, led by Kenya, to Haiti to help the country combat criminal gangs. But the deployment of this mission having been suspended since the end of October by the Kenyan justice system, the visit of this delegation therefore raises eyebrows in Nairobi.
With our correspondent in Nairobi, Gaëlle Laleix
In its press release, the Haitian prime minister is clear: the arrival of this delegation is “ as part of preparation for the upcoming arrival of the Multinational Security Support Mission “. Without further details, the Prime Minister affirms that the Kenyan emissaries came in large numbers and accompanied by two representatives of the American administration.
They were all received by the Haitian Prime Minister and members of the government, before also meeting the High Council of the Transition and the High Command of the Haitian Police.
Because the Kenyan authorities intend to send 1,000 police officers to this Caribbean country. “ They are therefore preparing the deployment, even though it is suspended by the courtsis indignant Ekuru Aukot, president of the Kenyan Third Way Alliance party which filed the complaint. This is part of their plan to sabotage the judicial authority. They put us against the wall », he concludes.
The deployment of the mission in Haiti was passed by the Kenyan Parliamenton November 16 under the nose of the Nairobi High Court, which was holding a hearing the same day: it must deliver its judgment on January 26.
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