Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has likened the people of the troubled republic of Haiti to Kenyans.

Gachagua took to his X (former Twitter) account to share his sentiments.

According to Gachagua, the Haitian people are the same as Kenyans and therefore it would be easy to perceive them as kin in trouble.

“The people of Haiti are like our own people,” Gachagua said.

“If you look at the people of Haiti, you will definitely see your sister or brother in trouble.”

Gachagua seems to have been addressing the undertones in the country by concerned Kenyans who wonder why Kenya is deploying part of its security personnel to Haiti while local citizens are still grappling with issues of insecurity.

The deputy president noted that the National Police Service is recognised by the United Nations Security Council for its efforts in controlling chaos and restoring order.

“Our policemen have a very good track record across the world. The UN Security Council, after thoroughly checking on the output of our police officers, they recommended our officers to join forces with other officers across the world to bring order in Haiti,” Gachagua stated.

“The UN has given our officers affirmation that they can be entrusted as the best in calming chaos and bringing order.”

However, Kenyans who interacted with Gachagua’s tweet had various sentiments to share with some of them raising some pertinent questions while others expressed their fear of whatever may be lying in wait for our police officers in Haiti.

Here are a few such sentiments: