The Azimio Coalition has on Tuesday issued a warning to the United States, cautioning against interference in Kenya’s internal affairs.
Martha Karua, the leader of the NARC-Kenya Party, delivered the statement in which the coalition specifically criticized the U.S. for allegedly influencing the decision of the Kenya Kwanza administration to deploy police officers to Haiti.
Karua emphasized that Kenya is a sovereign state and should have the autonomy to operate independently, making its own decisions without external intervention.
She expressed concern over the U.S. government’s support for the Ruto regime’s appeal against the ruling on the deployment of police to Haiti, urging all parties to respect the independence of the judiciary and foreign entities to refrain from involvement in national affairs.
Azimio, in its statement, affirmed its commitment to upholding the rule of law and advocating for the independence of the judiciary. This declaration followed days after the Executive criticized Kenyan courts for obstructing the deployment of 1,000 police officers to Haiti.
High Court Judge Justice Mwita clarified that Article 240 does not authorize the Council to deploy police officers outside Kenya, emphasizing that deployment should adhere to the provisions outlined in part 14 of the Act and exclusively to reciprocating countries.
Government Spokesperson Isaac Mwaura acknowledged Kenya’s past deployment of forces outside the country but noted that constitutional powers were lacking for President William Ruto and the National Security Council to deploy police officers abroad.
Karua, in the same statement, asserted that Azimio would persist in advocating for a reduction in the cost of living. She expressed concerns about Kenyans being burdened by housing levies and other taxes introduced by the Ruto administration.