Sending Kenyan police to Haiti is a big mistake, says Ekuru Aukot

Aukot questioned the criteria used by the U.S. when picking Kenya to lead the mission adding that President William Ruto needs to explain to Kenyans the thinking behind the decision.

"Even the President himself hasn't come out to clarify to Kenyans as accountability would require of him. This whole thing is shrouded in secrecy. There are so many countries close to Haiti that could fix this. Why an East African country, and Kenya for that matter?" he posed.

Following the UNSC's nod, Kenya is now set to deploy the 1,000 officers by January next year.

The officers will be handpicked from various units including the General Service Unit, Border Patrol Unit, and the Rapid Deployment Unit