The Director General of the Haitian National Police, Frantz Elbe, is in Kenya on a three-day official visit ahead of the deployment of Kenya’s police officers to Caribbean nation which has been grappling with persistent gang violence.

The Haitian Police Chief who is in the country until Friday is leading the Haitian delegation for bilateral security discussions between the two law enforcement agencies.

On Wednesday, Elbe paid a courtesy call on the Inspector General National Police Service, Japhet Koome, at NPS Headquarters in Nairobi.

Wednesday’s meeting was also attended by the Deputy Inspector General Administration Police Service, Noor Gabow.

The visit comes a month after Kenya’s lawmakers have approved the proposed deployment of the National Police Forces to the Multinational Security Support Mission to Haiti.

The final green light is pending consensus from the Senate, which is expected to review and approve the joint report by the Security and National Administration Committee before authorizing the deployment of 1,000 troops.

However, a legal obstacle stands in the way of the deployment, as a court case filed by Thirdway Alliance has led to an order barring the government from sending police officers to Haiti on a UN-backed mission until the case is heard and determined.

A joint committee of the National Assembly and the Senate on Security and National Administration approved the deployment with a dissenting opinion from Homa Bay MP Peter Kaluma who opposed the deployment citing unconstitutionality and unlawfulness.