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Kenya’s intervention in Haiti receives endorsement from UNSC

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has passed a resolution granting a mandate to Kenya to intervene in Haiti.

Kenya has stepped forward to lead an authorized mission aimed at providing crucial support to Haiti citizens following a formal request from Haiti’s interim government and extensive deliberations among United Nations Security Council (UNSC) members.

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The resolution received widespread support from participating nations who have worked collaboratively to ensure it is fit for purpose. Foreign and Diaspora Affairs Cabinet Secretary Alfred Mutua expressed his gratitude for the UNSC’s decision heralding the beginning of a crucial mission aimed at helping Haiti in their time of need.

He made the announcement via social media expressing gratitude to the UNSC for adopting a resolution that grants the mandate for intervention in Haiti.

In his statement, Dr. Mutua urged all partners to support the mission.

“I call upon all international partners of goodwill to put together an effective multinational support mission that within a short time, will be in Haiti changing lives” said Mutua.

The mission is not limited to restoring peace and security but also includes the critical task of rebuilding Haiti’s political landscape, stimulating economic development, and fostering social stability.

Haiti’s call for international assistance gained momentum last year when the interim government officially requested deployment, receiving strong support from United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

Kenya’s commitment to the mission includes the readiness to deploy 1,000 police officers who will assist in training and supporting Haiti’s police force to restore normalcy in the country and protect strategic installations.

The details of the deployment, including its time line and operational requirements, will be finalized following an assessment mission by a Kenyan security team in the coming weeks.

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