A Kenyan court on Friday ruled against the government’s plan to deploy police to Haiti to lead a UN-backed multinational mission aimed at restoring peace and security in the Caribbean nation struggling with gang violence.
On Friday, Judge Enock Chacha Mwita ruled that any decision by any state organ or state officer to deploy police officers to Haiti contravenes the constitution and the law and is therefore unconstitutional, illegal and invalid.
“An order is hereby issued prohibiting deployment of police forces to Haiti or any other country,” he said.
A spokesperson for the Kenyan government, Isaac Mwaura said that the decision would be contested legally.
Isaac Mwaura, a spokesperson for the Kenyan government said Friday that the decision would be contested legally.
“While the government respects the rule of law, we have however made the decision to challenge the high court’s verdict forthwith,” he said in a statement.
By Opeoluwa Michael Ayobami