14 SHARES Share TweetNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 3 – The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Monday voted to send a multinational armed force led by Kenya to Haiti to help combat violent gangs, marking the first time in almost 20 years that a force would be deployed to the troubled Caribbean nation. The resolution drafted by the United States and Ecuador was approved with 13 votes in favor and two abstentions from China and the Russian Federation. The resolution authorizes the force to deploy for one year, with a review after nine months. In a statement in July, Kenya´s Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Dr. Alfred Mutua, said the proposed deployment will take shape once a mandate from the UN Security Council is obtained and other Kenyan constitutional processes are undertaken. Haiti’s National Police has struggled in its fight against gangs with only about 10,000 active officers in a country of more than 11 million people.
Source: Daily Nation October 03, 2023 08:22 UTC