Kenya will contribute at least 1,000 police alongside another undisclosed number of officers from Jamaica, Bahamas, Antigua and Barbuda.
The mission is set to last for a year, while the United Nations Security Council plans to review the mission after nine months.
The United States government has pledged significant support, contributing approximately 29 billion shillings, with assistance in intelligence, airlifts, communications, and medical services during the mission.
However, there have been requirements placed in order to recruit the officers. Some of the requirements include:
Officers Commanding Stations, will nominate a minimum of two officers from their stations to compose the team that will be deployed to Haiti in January.
The Officer Commanding Station (OCS) are also instructed to select officers with a minimum of five years of active service in the national police service, and these officers must be aged between 20 and 55 years.
Further, the OCS will nominate qualified drone operators as specialists. Police constables must meet the requirements of having a minimum of two years of active service in the national police service and be aged between 20 and 40 years.
Among the recruits are special assignment officers who will be joined by specialist officers among them 35 drivers, six sign-language specialists, 12 priests and pastors as well as 8 mechanics.
Other requirements are that the servicemen and women must be mentally, physically and medically fit, possess proven shooting skills, proficient in English and have clear command and control.
Additionally, the requirements will also be applied to specialist officers who must be aged between 20 years and 40 years.
Lastly, the recruitment process is now underway, with a commitment to uphold stringent criteria to ensure the success of the mission.
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