The Kenyan court blocked the sending out of law enforcement agents to spearhead an effort against the criminal groups that dominate a significant portion of Haiti, causing citizens to fear for their lives.


People in the plagued country started ringing radio stations in distress only hours after Justice Chacha Mwita issued the verdict, according to a Saturday report by the Associated Press.


Some victims were so worried that the battle had escalated that they called so many radio stations that they were all overloaded.


There have been rumblings that the gangs may eventually seize complete control of the country's capital, Port-au-Prince, after they took 80 percent of the city last year.

Haiti Gangs

Many callers wanted to know what would happen next after the court verdict, and that was the main focus.


The National Security Council and the National Police Service (NPS) do not have the authority to send police abroad, which is why Justice Mwita deemed Friday's planned deployment unlawful.



Just so we're clear, the Council is not required under Article 240 to send police personnel to locations other than Kenya. His instructions were to only deploy to countries that reciprocated, as outlined in Section 14 of the Act.


"It cannot be denied the fact that there is no reciprocating agreement between Kenya and Haiti, and consequently, for the foregoing reason, there is potential for no send-off of troops to that state."


"An injunction is now in effect restricting the deployment of police officers to Haiti or any other country if not in full compliance with Part 14 of the NPS Act," according to him.


However, Foreign Affairs PS Korir Sing'oei challenged the judgement, lamenting Mwita's omission of police as a force.



In accordance with UNSC Resolution 2699, I have had the opportunity to swiftly examine Justice Mwita's ruling on the deployment of a Kenyan police detachment to Haiti. He stated his disagreement with the learned judge's narrow reading of "forces" under Section 243 of the Constitution, which he said excluded the police.


A narrow interpretation of the Katiba's "Forces" and "Service" sections ignores their legislative origins. The judgement does not, however, rule out the Haiti Mission since it finds that police deployment overseas may occur based on reciprocal accords. Does it, though? He inquired.


Ekuru Aukot, the leader of the Third Way Alliance Party, filed a complaint with the court alleging that President William Ruto's announced deployment was illegal, and the court made the decision in response.


A thousand law enforcement personnel were supposed to be sent out by the state.

Haiti Police officers

Global media sites had previously reported that gangs had taken over police stations and were moving outside of major centres, leading to increasingly severe assaults.


"The current state of affairs in Haiti is absolutely dire, with numerous long-running crises having reached a breaking point," said Maria Isabel Salvador, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Haiti, in her address to the United Nations.


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