SUBSCRIBER+REPORTS — After a long wait and amid a rapidly deteriorating security situation, Haiti may soon get an international security force. Officials in Kenya, which will provide 1,000 police officers for the mission, have vowed to press ahead despite a series of challenges from Kenya’s legal system.
Haiti’s mission aims to stop a staggering level of gang violence in the Western Hemisphere’s poorest nation. It is a desperately needed and deeply controversial deployment – within and beyond Haiti – and last week, Kenyan President William Ruto said police officers would travel to Haiti, in what he called “a mission to The humanity”.
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