The image was taken in Lamu County, not Haiti, as claimed
This Facebook post with an image supposedly of a Kenyan police patrol vehicle being ferried on a boat to Haiti is FALSE.
“Kenya police heading to Haiti,” reads the post accompanying the image.
The image was shared in the wake of the United Nations Security Council’s approval of Haitian government and civil society representatives’ request to deploy a multinational security support operation to the country on 2 October 2023.
The request follows months of chaos in Haiti. Kenya’s National Police Service will be part of the peacekeeping mission, as stated by the President of Kenya. A reverse image search locates a similar image in a Facebook post shared on 31 January 2022 by Kenyans.co.ke. The description does not indicate where the image was taken.
However, the news platform also posted the image on X (formerly Twitter) on the same day with a description indicating that it was taken in Lamu County, an island.