- Case to heard on 24th October 2023
- Third way Alliance want process halted.
The Government has suffered a blow this is after the High court temporarily suspended the deployment of Kenyan police officers to Haiti pending the hearing and determination of a case filed by Third way Alliance Kenya.
Justice Chacha Mwita gave the orders today restraining the respondents from deploying police officers to Haiti until 24th October 2023 when the case will be heard.
“That a conservatory order is hereby issued restraining the respondents from deploying police officers to Haiti or any other country until 24th October 2023,” The Judge ordered
Respondents now have three days to file and serve written submissions to the petition.
This comes few days after Haitians living abroad protested the move by Kenya to send the Kenyan police to Haiti in order to tackle criminal gangs terrorizing residents.
Haitians Abroad Protest Move
Videos circulating on socio media show Haitians demonstrating calling for a stop the decision to send Kenyan police officers to Haiti
“William Ruto… US puppet… Kenya… shame on you! “one of placards read.
The protesters could be seen carrying flags chanting anti-Kenya slogans while lambasting the president for taking such a decision.
They termed president Ruto as the puppet for the US urging the president to respect the Haitian people.
According to experts, most Haitians outside of the elite and political class do not consider Prime Minister Ariel Henry the legitimate leader, but the United Nations and the international community, including the United States, recognize him, prompting yet another concern about this intervention
He took office in 2021 since the murder of President Jovenel Moise at his residence in the early hours of July 7.