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Kenya court temporarily bars security forces deployment to Haiti for two weeks

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NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya’s high court temporarily has barred deployment of the country’s security forces to other countries for two weeks until a case filed by a local politician challenging such action as unconstitutional is looked into. The decision Monday came after Kenya agreed to lead a multi-national force to combat gang violence in Haiti following a United Nations Security Council resolution approved last week. The mission would be funded by voluntary contributions, with the U.S. pledging up to $200 million. Former presidential candidate, Ekuru Aukot, filed a petition Friday against the deployment of Kenyan forces, arguing that the law allowing the president to do so conflicted with articles of the constitution. The next court hearing is set for Oct. 24.

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