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By Joe Aura

The current state of law and order in Haiti is a matter of grave human interest. Violent gangs are
reported have taken over much of the country, driving a surge in homicides, rapes, and
The UN security council has voted to send a Kenyan-led multinational security force to Haiti to
help its government combat violent gangs. The force is expected to be led by Kenyan police
officers, who will be joined by officers from Jamaica, the Bahamas, and Antigua and Barbuda.
The Kenyan police force is expected to face significant challenges in Haiti. The previous UN
deployment was derailed by sexual misbehavior charges involving more than 100 UN personnel,
including sexual assault of minors. This has been followed by subsequent complaints about the
Kenyan Police Force coerce their citizens. Several of these incidents occurred during the
Maandamano protest and when curfew hours were implemented during the Corona

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