Nairobi, Nov. 16 -- Kenya's President William Ruto is on the verge of getting parliamentary approval to deploy 1,000 Kenyan police officers to the war-torn Caribbean nation of Haiti.

This comes after the National Assembly Committee on Administration and Internal Security recommended the House's approval.

The government now awaits the approval of the senate after the joint committee of both houses gave the green light for the deployment.

During Thursday morning's plenary session of the national assembly, members approved the request by Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki after a heated debate, despite opposition from the minority side.

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The request sailed through despite dissent from...