1000 Police officers from Kenya coming to Haiti to restore law and order - New UN Strategy for Haiti

Kenya has stepped up to lead a multinational force to restore order in Haiti. Kenya says it is ready to address the ongoing turmoil and instability in the Caribbean nation. Question: What can a group of policemen from Kenya do in Haiti that Haitian police officers on the ground cannot do?

Will a Kenya led multinational force in Haiti bring stability and security to the country
Will a Kenya led multinational force in Haiti bring stability and security to the country

With gangs controlling approximately 80% of the Haitian capital and various other Haitian cities, with violent crimes escalating, Haitian citizens have been living in fear and distress.

Kenya's Foreign Minister, Alfred Mutua, announced the country's readiness to deploy 1,000 police officers to Haiti, pledging to train and assist local authorities in restoring normalcy and safeguarding strategic installations.

Training? Kenya is coming to Haiti for more training?

Who will they train? The police or the people above the Haitian police who profit so much from instability and chaos that they will not allow the Haitian Police to maintain law and order in the country?

While many Haitians in favor of an international intervention in Haiti see it as a ray of hope for the country, others see it as a double edged sword. There have been many UN Missions in Haiti before but none of them left Haiti with peace and prosperity. It is almost as if things get much worse than before.

Haiti is a nation desperately seeking support to tackle its security challenges but there is another side to the coin that the International community never address:

The corrupt oligarchy and a majority group of people who want power in Haiti without being chosen by the people in free and fair elections use gang violence and instability in their favor.

They will stop at nothing to get rid of anyone who wants real change for the Haitian people. The international community knows that very well but instead they are playing games with some makeshift democratic process instead of attacking the bull by the horns.

Ask President Jovenel Moise. Wait, you cannot. He was assassinated when he attempted to fight the chronic corruption ravaging the country.

The Dire Situation in Haiti

Haiti has been grappling with a grave security crisis for an extended period, marked by rampant gang activities and violent crimes. Kidnappings for ransom, armed robbery, and carjackings have become alarmingly common, leaving citizens in constant fear and perpetuating a climate of insecurity.

The inability of local law enforcement to effectively tackle these challenges has further exacerbated the situation.

The challenges in Haiti, most Haitians question: Is it inability or unwillingness?

The current government wants international assistance. Every time the Haitian police really want to do something about the gangs, it almost feels like someone from above is forcing them to stand down.

So why are those in power so keen on an international intervention force?

Some people on the ground think a soft regime change is happening in Haiti and the perpetrators want the Haitian people to swallow it. What better way than foreign boots on the ground in the name of Democracy.

Calls for International Intervention

For nearly a year, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry have made appeals for international support to bolster the Haitian police and restore order in the nation. However, until now, no country had come forward to lead the way.

Note: This is the same prime Minister whose name is linked to the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise.

MINUSTAH was led by Brazil - What new acronym will Kenya lead in Haiti?

In a statement released on a Saturday 29 July 2023, Kenya's Foreign Minister Alfred Mutua confirmed the country's commitment to consider leading a Multi-National Force to Haiti.

Some see this offer as a glimmer of hope for Haiti, signifying that the nation would not be left to combat its challenges alone. Kenya's involvement in deploying 1,000 well-trained police officers to assist the local authorities in restoring peace and stability reflects the country's dedication to promoting peace and security beyond its immediate region.

Good for Kenya. Hopefully it will be good for Haiti too.

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Alicia says...

I believe that the kenyan force can make a difference.

They can be neutral, they have a nothing to gain. And they can be fair in their assessment of the situation and take no sides.

It is now a chance for caricom and others to step up to the plate and do the needful.

The Haitian people need to really live again.

I pray this

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Haitians On Twitter says...

This is a really good question.

Anyone that knows, knows that the Haitian police by and large are corrupt anyway.

These troops will have to restore law and order first before any effective and lasting training could take

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