Azimio backs US welcome for govt to appeal Haiti deployment ruling

Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Coalition party has backed the decision by the United States urging the government to appeal the ruling that found deploying Kenyan police officers to Haiti as unconstitutional.

Speaking to the press after convening the coalition summit meeting earlier Tuesday, co -principal Martha Karau has said the government can only utilize the possible legal avenues to challenge court rulings.

We take note of the support of the United States government for the Ruto regime to appeal against the ruling on deployment of police to Haiti and we hope that foreign interest will keep off from our national issues.’‘ Karua stated.

This as she warned against involvement of foreign powers to national issues further demanding for an independent judiciary.

Earlier this week the Spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State, Matthew Miller, stated on Saturday that while the Joe Biden administration acknowledges the ruling, it welcomes Kenya’s intention to challenge the decision.

“We reaffirm our support of ongoing international efforts to deploy a Multinational Security Support mission for Haiti, as requested by Haiti and authorized by UN Security Council Resolution 2699, and renew our calls for the international community to urgently provide support for this mission,” Miller said.

While delivering the ruling on January 26, High Court Judge Chacha Mwita said that any peace mission outside the country can only be assigned to the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF).

Mwita explained that Sections 107, 108 and 109 of the National Police Act limit the deployment of police officers outside the country to reciprocal arrangements between Kenya and other countries.

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