Haitians held official ceremonies Tuesday to honour assassinated President Jovenel Moise while installing a new interim leader and arresting at least three police officers implicated in the killing.
Designated Prime Minister Ariel Henry was sworn in to replace interim Prime Minister Claude Joseph, who assumed leadership of Haiti with the backing of police and the military after the July 7 attack at Moise’s private home.
“I’m from a school that believes in dialogue,” Henry said as he called for unity and promised to meet with various sectors in upcoming days to build consensus. “The Haitian people are the solution to the crisis.”
Moise was shot multiple times and his wife was seriously wounded, and while officials have arrested at least 26 people in the case, it remains unclear who ultimately was behind the attack.
Police Chief Leon Charles announced four more formal arrests on Tuesday — at least three of them police officers, whose ranks he did not release.
“There was infiltration in the police,” he said.
He said 18 Colombians, five Haitians and three Haitian-Americans have been arrested.