Haiti President Jovenel Moïse Assassinated


Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated after a group of unidentified people attacked his private residence, the country’s interim prime minister said in a statement Wednesday.

Moïse’s wife, First Lady Martine Moïse, is hospitalized, interim Premier Claude Joseph said.

Joseph condemned what he called a “hateful, inhumane and barbaric act,” adding that Haiti’s National Police and other authorities had the situation in the Caribbean country under control.

The killing late Tuesday comes amid deepening political and economic stability and a spike in gang violence.

Haiti has been saddled with political instability and protests since 2018 demanding the resignation of Jovenel Moïse over alleged corruption in the country.

According to Haiti’s interim PM, all measures have been taken to guarantee the ‘continuance of the state’ after assassination of country’s president.