Haiti has welcomed ”with great interest” Kenya’s offer to lead a multinational force to restore order.
Haiti Foreign Minister Jean Victor Geneus said he appreciated the expression of African solidarity.
The Caribbean nation is suffering from a surge in gang violence and is in a deep security, political and humanitarian crisis.
Earlier Kenyan Foreign Minister Alfred Mutua said a quick fix to Haiti’s problems would not be possible, but the mission would aim to stabilise the situation and train a proper Haitian police force.
Mr Mutua said the people of Haiti had suffered enough, and Kenya felt a responsibility to help its brothers and sisters in the African diaspora.