The Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has arrived in Nairobi, capital of Kenya, on the second leg of his four nation landmark African tour, which kicked off in Uganda on a rather solemn note.
The Israeli PM arrived at the Entebbe airport where local media reports that Israeli forces had taken over the security of the area. The PM together with his host, Yoweri Museveni unveiled plaques in respect of the memory of people who died in the rescue mission of 40 years ago.
A rescue mission that resulted in the death of Mr Netanyahu’s elder brother, Yoni. According to the PM in a tweet, ‘‘Entebbe is always with me. Not a day goes by that I do not think what might have been.’‘
Entebbe is always with me. Not a day goes by that I do not think what might have been.
H.E. Benjamin Netanyahu, PM State of Israel, accompanied by First Lady Sara Netanyahu arrive at JKIA last night. pic.twitter.com/PqKoJYeFYz— AMB:Amina Mohamed (@AMB_A_Mohammed) July 5, 2016
Netanyahu later sat in a mini-anti terrorism summit which pooled leaders from the East African region, Rwanda, Kenya, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Zambia and Eritrea all represented by their respective presidents.
The itenerary of Netanyahu in Kenya includes a meeting with President Uhuru Kenyatta, participation in an Israeli-Kenya business forum and a meeting with friends of the Kenyan Friends of Israel organization.
From Kenya, Mr Netanyahu heads to Rwanda on Wednesday, then to Ethiopia on Thursday before returning to Israel on Friday.
Kenyan FM’s 3-day visit against Israeli PM’s one-day visit
The official schedule of Netanyahu as released by his office says he is expected to leave Kenya by the close of day Tuesday for Rwanda, but a tweet by the Kenyan Foreign Affairs chief suggests that he would be in kenya for three days.