Kenya is going to push ahead with plans to lead a U.N.-approved security mission to Haiti, the Kenyan President told the press on Tuesday following an Italian-Africa summit.
"So that mission can go ahead as soon as next week," William Ruto said in Rome, despite a court in Nairobi last week blocking the deployment .
"The mission is on course. The mission is a bigger calling to humanity," Ruto said, stressing that it was a police rather than a military operation.
Asked if discussions were underway with Haiti to get the necessary request, Ruto said: "Absolutely. Haiti has actually written formally, not today, several months ago."