The Kenyan government has halted its intended deployment of police officers to Haiti for a peacekeeping mission.

The decision was revealed by Korir Sing’oei, the Principal Secretary of Foreign Affairs, who cited the resignation of Haiti’s Prime Minister, Ariel Henry, on Monday as the reason for the halt.

“There has been a fundamental change in circumstances as a result of the complete breakdown of law and order and the subsequent resignation of the PM of Haiti,” Sing’oei is quoted by AFP.

Guyanese President Irfaan Ali, also serving as the Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), announced Prime Minister Henry’s resignation.

However, PS Sing’oei affirmed Kenya’s commitment to proceeding with the deployment of the 1,000 police officers one a transitional government is in place in the Carribean nation.

“Without a political administration in Haiti, there is no anchor on which a police deployment can rest, hence government will await the installation of a new constitutional authority in Haiti, before taking further decisions on the matter,” he said.