Haiti PM vows to retake country as first contingent of Kenyan police arrive
  • Author: Reuters
  • Date: 2024-06-26 07:03:18

Haiti PM vows to retake country as first contingent of Kenyan police arrive

But even as uniformed Kenyan police disembarked from a Kenya Airways plane with weapons in hand in Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince, police back in Nairobi opened fire on anti-tax hike demonstrators trying to storm the parliament, killing some of them.

Kenya designated a major non-NATO ally by Washington as Ruto deploys police to Haiti
  • Author: Mwangi Maina
  • Date: 2024-06-25 08:35:08

Kenya designated a major non-NATO ally by Washington as Ruto deploys police to Haiti

This designation makes Kenya the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to hold this status.

UN Haiti chief warns of 'catastrophic' impact of gang war displacements
  • Author: Reuters
  • Date: 2024-06-19 07:01:03

UN Haiti chief warns of 'catastrophic' impact of gang war displacements

Almost 580,000 people in Haiti are internally displaced - around 5 per cent of the Caribbean country's entire population.

Haiti names new cabinet, in strong shift from previous government
  • Author: Reuters
  • Date: 2024-06-12 07:01:07

Haiti names new cabinet, in strong shift from previous government

The cabinet trims the number of ministers while replacing all who served in former Prime Minister Ariel Henry's cabinet.

Haiti PM condemns killing of police officers in gang ambush
  • Author: Reuters
  • Date: 2024-06-11 08:32:52

Haiti PM condemns killing of police officers in gang ambush

A group of armed men working under gang leader Jimmy "Barbeque" Cherizier ambushed a patrol from the police's anti-gang unit in the Delmas 18 neighbourhood on Sunday and set it on fire.

"We'll show up in Haiti the same way we've done in other countries," Ruto declares
  • Author: Hanifa Adan
  • Date: 2024-05-29 09:54:38

"We'll show up in Haiti the same way we've done in other countries," Ruto declares

President Ruto stated that all necessary legal and international protocols had been adhered to.

Haiti transition council picks former PM Conille to again lead country
  • Author: Reuters
  • Date: 2024-05-29 06:28:22

Haiti transition council picks former PM Conille to again lead country

The transition council voted 6-1 to install Conille as interim prime minister.

Kenyan police arrive in Haiti on enforcement mission led by deputy IG Noor Gabow
  • Author: Mwangi Maina
  • Date: 2024-05-21 11:13:37

Kenyan police arrive in Haiti on enforcement mission led by deputy IG Noor Gabow

A Kenyan delegation, comprising officials including the force commander of the enforcement mission, landed in Haiti aboard a Sunrise Airways flight on Monday afternoon ahead of Ruto's meeting with US President Joe Biden.

Kenyan police to leave for Haiti next week to fight gang-driven chaos
  • Author: Mwangi Maina
  • Date: 2024-05-19 16:31:55

Kenyan police to leave for Haiti next week to fight gang-driven chaos

Departing for Port-au-Prince on May 21, the officers will take command of the troubled Caribbean nation on Kenya’s first mission of this kind.

Ekuru Aukot petitions UN to stop deployment of Kenya police to Haiti
  • Author: Bashir Mohammed
  • Date: 2024-05-19 09:26:22

Ekuru Aukot petitions UN to stop deployment of Kenya police to Haiti

The High Court had previously blocked the deployment in January, citing the lack of a reciprocal agreement between Kenya and Haiti.

Contractors arrive in Haiti to build base for Kenyan-led forces
  • Author: Reuters
  • Date: 2024-05-10 11:34:43

Contractors arrive in Haiti to build base for Kenyan-led forces

Kenyan President William Ruto told Reuters last week that the swearing-in of a transition council in Haiti on April 25 had addressed that concern and Kenya was discussing how to proceed.

Ruto affirms Kenya's commitment to Haiti police deployment
  • Author: Mary Wambui
  • Date: 2024-04-13 15:19:18

Ruto affirms Kenya's commitment to Haiti police deployment

The Presidential Transition Council was formed on Friday following intense consultations by the leadership of the Caribbean Community member states.

Haiti works at government transition as gang leader vows to fight on
  • Author: AFP
  • Date: 2024-03-14 08:07:57

Haiti works at government transition as gang leader vows to fight on

Jimmy Cherizier, the powerful Haitian gang leader known as "Barbecue" said his coalition of armed groups "do not care about Ariel Henry's resignation."

The fall of Ariel Henry, disputed Prime Minister of Haiti
  • Author: AFP
  • Date: 2024-03-12 13:43:36

The fall of Ariel Henry, disputed Prime Minister of Haiti

Henry, 74, studied medicine in France and made a name for himself in Haiti as a neurologist.

UN Security Council raises alarm on 'critical' Haiti situation
  • Author: AFP
  • Date: 2024-03-07 06:29:10

UN Security Council raises alarm on 'critical' Haiti situation

Nairobi and Port-au-Prince signed a bilateral agreement on Friday on the mission, but it remains without a firm start date.

Chaos grips Haiti as PM struggles to return
  • Author: AFP
  • Date: 2024-03-06 06:45:59

Chaos grips Haiti as PM struggles to return

The main Port-au-Prince airport is under attack while neighbouring Dominican Republic refused PM Henry permission to land.

UN seeks $674 million for crisis-hit Haiti in 2024
  • Author: Agency
  • Date: 2024-02-28 06:46:16

UN seeks $674 million for crisis-hit Haiti in 2024

The Kenyan-led UN multi-national security force has been held up for months over logistics issues, a legal challenge in Nairobi, and funding shortfalls.

Five killed as fresh wave of violent protests rocks Haiti
  • Author: Agency
  • Date: 2024-02-08 08:03:25

Five killed as fresh wave of violent protests rocks Haiti

Thousands of people in Port-au-Prince protested demanding that PM Henry steps down in line with a political agreement forged in 2022.

Officer listed for deployment to Haiti arrested for assault
  • Author: Mary Wambui
  • Date: 2024-02-06 13:22:43

Officer listed for deployment to Haiti arrested for assault

The officer is expected in court on February 16 to face assault charges.

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