Kenya: Regime finally deploys occupation force to Haiti amid protests at home

Source: Semafor

“Kenya’s President William Ruto on Monday, saw off 400 police officers set to deploy to Haiti as part of a UN-backed security mission. They will leave for Haiti on Tuesday, June 25. Kenya is expected to send a total of 1,000 officers to the island nation in a phased approach. Ruto handed the officers the Kenyan flag in a low-key event at State House, the presidential residence in Nairobi. The media was not invited to the event, in which Kenyan clergy members also prayed for the forces. Godfrey Otunge, senior assistant inspector general of Kenya’s police force, was named commander of the officers deployed to Haiti.The initial batch of officers is composed of elite officers from various specialized response units. The deployment, however, continues to face opposition from a section of Kenyans, including several activist groups.” (06/24/24)