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Haiti - FLASH : New delay, Kenyan forces will arrive in Haiti in 3 weeks...
25/05/2024 10:29:41

Haiti - FLASH : New delay, Kenyan forces will arrive in Haiti in 3 weeks...
At the end of his 3-day official trip, the President of Kenya, William Ruto, declared in an exclusive interview with the BBC that the men of the Mission in Haiti should be deployed to Haiti in 3 weeks to support the forces of Haitian police in their fight against armed gangs.

Ruto confirmed that a high-level planning team was already in Haiti and had met with police to make arrangements ahead of the deployment of Kenyan troops https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-42376-haiti-flash-the-kenyan-commander-of-the-mission-at-the-head-of-a-high-level-delegation-is-in-port-au-prince.html "That will give us a frame of what things look like on the ground, the capabilities that are available, the infrastructure that has been set up [...]" he said that once everything is settled on the ground to start the mission, the Kenyan forces will be able to deploy

In addition to the first shortcomings noted in terms of American logistics: lack of armored vehicles to move the troops (a delay in deliveries), lack of radios and communication equipment, weapons and other things that the mission needs from the start. In addition, the mission must also have helicopters to evacuate potential wounded from the country, most hospitals being dysfunctional or closed in Haiti https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-42390-haiti-flash-the-deployment-of-the-mission-delayed-due-to-american-logistical-problems.html finally, the buildings to house the Mission and its staff, according to information held by the President of Kenya, are still under construction by the United States and would be approximately 70% complete contrary to what had been claimed...

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