Thirdway Alliance Party Leader and lawyer, Ekuru Aukot on Wednesday criticised Government Spokesperson Isaac Mwaura over what he described as making false remarks regarding his petition against the State’s plan to deploy Police to Haiti.
In a statement, Aukot expressed his dissatisfaction with Mwaura’s comments made during an interview, where the former lawmaker claimed to have contacted Aukot to inquire about his decision to go to court to block the deployment, which has since been suspended by the High Court.
”Stop the lies. You lied that you spoke to me about the Haiti petition. Why are you people such liars?” Aukot stated.
Thirdway Alliance Party Leader Ekuru Aukot during Punguza Mzigo campaign on January 26, 2020
During the interview, Isaac Mwaura assured the public that the government is committed to adhering to all legal protocols before dispatching police officers to the Caribbean nation.
”As you may be aware, there is a court order that has been issued because of my good brother Ekuru Aukot whom I spoke to before I came here because I wanted to understand why he went to court and clearly there is something we need to explain to us all as Kenyans” Mwaura said.
The government spokesperson took cue from Interior Cabinet Secretary Kindiki Kithure, indicating that the State will obtain approval from both houses of Parliament before deploying in Haiti.
”Deployment is a process because there has to be a ratification to the request,” Mwaura said.
Additionally, Mwaura disclosed that the government intends to provide specialised training to enhance the police officers’ capabilities, ensuring they are well-prepared to fulfill their mission effectively.
This comes after The High Court on October 9, issued conservatory orders blocking the government from deploying police officers to Haiti or any other country until the case is heard on October 24.
”That a conservatory order is hereby issued restraining the respondents from deploying police officers to Haiti or any other country until October 24, 2023,” Justice Mwita ordered.
Isaac Mwaura was recently appointed government spokesperson in a recent cabinet shake-up by President Ruto.
Milimani Law Courts that hosts a number of courts within the Judicial Service Commission (JSC).