Kenyan Forces Held Back from Haiti

Kenyan Forces Held Back from Haiti

Daily News #3

It’s been two years since the former president of Haiti, Jovenel Moïse, was assassinated sending the island nation into turmoil.  In that time there has been seemingly no hope, as gangs have taken to the streets, kidnapping thousands and taking entire sections of the capitol as their own.  Last summer, the United Nations enlisted the help of Kenya to send troops that could bring the country out of chaos.  The U.S. government has also agreed to back the plan with 200 million dollars, a decision pushed into play by the overwhelming numbers of Haitian refugees fleeing to the U.S-Mexico border.  When this plan was announced, the Kenyan government had agreed to send a preliminary police force of 1,000 troops with 2,000 more to be sent at a later date, but this last week Kenya’s Judicial Court overruled the deployment.  Kenya is a democracy, and though their president has advocated for this plan, the high court has overruled the decision leaving the plan in limbo.  Haiti is a country in desperate need of assistance, and without this force they may never again regain stability.  It is the hope of many leaders (including President Biden, the president of Kenya, and the interim prime minister of Haiti) that this plan will be put back into action soon and that Haiti will be restored.

Read More at New York Times

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