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Deployment of Kenyan police officers in Haiti delayed

Nairobi, May 23 (Prensa Latina) The deployment of 1,000 Kenyan police officers in Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti, was suspended on Thursday due to the flight that was to transfer the components to that country was postponed.

The decision coincides with President William Ruto’s arrival in Washington, the capital of the United States, the country that pays part of the cost of the African contingent that operated under the auspices of the United Nations against the criminal gangs that controlled part of the Haitian capital.

There are no details about the new date for the arrival of the Kenyan contingent in Port-au-Prince, which was first scheduled for this Thursday.

The creation and authorization of the Kenyan contingent resulted in problems, particularly for the opposition in the Kenyan parliament, owing to the absence of a mutual military assistance agreement between the two countries.

In the end, the obstacle was overcome through negotiations in the Legislature and the 2,500 members of the contingent, including police and administrative personnel, whose mission is to neutralize the armed gangs that have become the de facto power in the troubled Caribbean country.