Editor's Review

CS Alfred Mutua argued that the members of the Kenya Police would be instrumental in quelling the unrest in Haiti.

Kenya's Foreign and Diaspora Affairs Cabinet Secretary Alfred Mutua has hinted at Nairobi's plan to deploy police troops to Haiti.

In a conversation with his Canadian counterpart Melanie Joly, Mutua revealed that they assessed the worrying political status quo in the Caribbean country, stressing the need for the concerted efforts to stabilise it.

Haiti has been in turmoil since 2021 when its then president Jovenel Moise was killed.

To take over from him would be Ariel Henry who a majority of citizens do not recognize; he was not elected into the office.

Gangs have taken advantage of the situation to infiltrate towns and localities terrorising civilians.

To deal with the situation, Mutua announced that Kenya would partner with Canada in sending police officers to help quell the situation.

Collaged photo of Canadian Foreign Affairs minister Melanie Joly and her Kenyan counterpart Alfred Mutua.

"We reviewed Haiti's situation where gangs have made towns and peoples' lives unbearable. In this regard, Kenya has offered to send police officers to assist in stabilizing the country. Canada is one of the nations at the forefront in supporting Haiti’s process towards stability," said Mutua.

The move has however not sat well with Kenyans who argued the troops should be charged with dealing with the insecurity menace in select parts of the country.

They wondered why the government would rush to help foreigners when compatriots, say in North Rift, are being terrorised by bandits.

Below are some of the reactions;