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Kenya High Court Extends Orders Blocking Deployment of Police to Haiti


Oct 24, 2023
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The High Court in Nairobi today  extended interim orders blocking the deployment of police officers to Haiti.

Third way Alliance Party Leader in a statement via X on Tuesday October 24 said the orders will remain in place until his petition is heard and determined.

The High Court had first blocked the deployment of police officers to Haiti on October 9 after Aukot filed a petition.

“That a conservatory order is hereby issued restraining the respondents from deploying police officers to Haiti or any other country until 24th October 2023,” Justice E.C Mwita directed.

The National Police Service has already started the process of selecting police officers who are set to be deployed for Haiti’s peace mission.

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According to NPS qualified officers must be aged between 20 and 55 years, must not have more than two convictions and the last one should not be under six months.

The officers must also have at least five years of active service in the National Police Service, be mentally and physically fit, able to handle firearms safely, and have proven shooting skills.

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) earlies this month approved the deployment of one thousand police officers to Haiti.

Other countries that are in the multi-national mission include; the Bahamas Jamaica, Barbados, Antigua and Barbuda.

The officers are scheduled to be deployed to the Caribbean nation by January 2024.


By Editor