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IG Koome meets visiting Haiti police delegation


Kenya has once again reiterated its commitment to the upcoming Multilateral Security Support Mission to Haiti.

The Inspector General (IG) of police, Japhet Koome who held talks with visiting Haiti police delegation at the National Police Service (NPS) headquarters, Nairobi hailed the collaboration that will help restore law and order in the Caribean nation.

Kenya is set to deploy a contingent of 1,000 police officers to Haiti.

“NPS remains committed to collaboration in the mission, for the good of the people of Haiti, especially women and children”, IG Koome assured the Haitian Police team currently meeting with other NPS Commanders.

The delegation assured Haiti would accord the Kenyan contingent all the necessary support to make the mission a success.

“We are counting on your support”, said the Haitian Police official Joachim Prohete.

The meeting was also attended by DIG Kenya Police Service, Douglas Kanja, and DIG Administration Police Service, Noor Gabow, who is the lead NPS Officer on the Haiti Mission.

The Multinational Security Support Mission in Haiti was authorised by the United Nations Security Council on October 2, 2023, under Resolution 2699.

This followed widespread gang violence that has rendered much of the country lawless and ungovernable.

In 2021, assassins killed Haiti’s former President Jovenel Moise at his residence in the capital Port-au-Prince, highlighting the level of insecurity in the Caribbean nation.