Kenya is considering leading the multinational force in Haiti despite legal obstacles
Kenyan President, William Ruto, announced today that Kenya is actively working on plans to take charge of the multinational force that could be deployed to Haiti in the near future. This statement comes despite recent legal hurdles related to deploying Kenyan police abroad.
In a statement to Reuters, President Ruto expressed optimism about the mission materializing as early as next week, pending the finalization of documents between Kenya and Haiti. However, this announcement comes after the Kenyan High Court ruled last Friday that deploying Kenyan police outside the country is illegal and unconstitutional.
The High Court’s decision has raised doubts about Kenya’s ability to participate in an international mission in Haiti, highlighting tensions between the executive and judicial branches of the country. Despite this, President Ruto appears determined to advance the deployment plan in collaboration with Haitian authorities.