Court orders my foot! RUTO finally signs deal with Haiti to deploy 1,000 police officers as gangs wreak havoc in the Caribbean nation

 Saturday, March 2, 2024 - President William Ruto has finally formalized the deployment of 1,000 police officers to the Caribbean country. 

This comes despite the court order stopping the deployment of police officers to Haiti, terming it unconstitutional.

The agreement was signed by Interior Cabinet Secretary (CS) Kithure Kindiki and the Haiti Security Minister at State House, Nairobi.

Also present were President William Ruto and Haiti's Prime Minister Ariel Henry. 

The Haiti Prime Minister arrived in the country on Thursday, after an invitation from Ruto, which he stated was to finalize the agreement between the two states to send Kenyan troops to the troubled country. 

In the meeting held at the state house, Ruto promised to help Haiti solve the gang problem in the Caribbean nation, as the two countries share the same origin. 

"We are offering the experience and expertise of our police officers in the Multinational Security Support Mission in Haiti as mandated by the United Nations Security Council and as guided by our courts," Ruto stated.

This comes after a gang staged an attack, sieging Haiti's main airport, government agencies, and police stations, which paralysed operations in the country on Thursday, February 29. 

In a video circulating on social media, Jimmy Cherizier, leader of the gang federation G9 Family and Allies, revealed that a plan was underway to seize control of the government operations. 

Warning Prime Minister Henry not to return from Kenya, the gang leader further directed his crew to reign on police posts, leading to the death of four people. 


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