MSS Watch: Kenyan-Led Mission to Haiti

After multiple cancellations due to legal, funding and logistical challenges, the first contingent of the Kenya-led multinational security mission (MSS) landed in Port-au-Prince on June 25.

Haiti’s Prime Minister Garry Conille welcomed the arrival of the first Kenyan police officers and announced a robust strategy to liberate Haiti from gang control during a visit to the base of the Multinational Security Support (MSS) mission on Wednesday, June 26. Video by Arnold Junior Pierre for the Haitian Times.

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