The Government will challenge the High Court’s verdict on the deployment of police to HAITI - MWAURA says


Sunday, January 28, 2024 - Government spokesman, Isaac Maigua Mwaura, has said the government will appeal the High Court’s verdict that declared the planned deployment of Kenyan police officers to Haiti as illegal.

In a statement on Friday, after the court termed the move as illegal and unconstitutional, Mwaura said the government will appeal the decision.

“While the government respects the rule of law, we have however decided to challenge the High Court’s verdict forthwith,” Mwaura said.

He said Kenya has an outstanding track record of contributing to peacekeeping missions internationally in countries such as South Sudan, Namibia, Croatia, Liberia and Sierra Leone among others.

“The government reiterates its commitment to honouring its international obligations as a member of the community and comity of nations,” Mwaura added.

While delivering his verdict, Justice Chacha Mwita said the National Security Council has no mandate to deploy police officers to another country.

The Kenyan DAILY POST.

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