Benjamin Netanyahu, the Prime Minister for Israel arrived in Kenya on Monday to commence his three-day state visit to Kenya setting record as the first sitting Israel Prime Minister to visit Kenya.
The Israel Prime Minister visits Kenya in the wake of uncertainties following the vote by Britons to live the European Union, a move that has been said by many economic analysts as one that will affect most African countries Kenya included. Kenya is therefore, seeking to expand her international trade with other countries like Israel.
His first stop was in Uganda for the commemoration of forty years since the drastic and dramatic rescue of more than 100 Israelis who had been held hostage in Entebe Airport. Israel leaders have not been visiting Africa and this is the first ever visit in decades as the analysts say the visit is a sign of strengthening the ties between the economically viable Israel and Africa. The Prime Minister will visit Kenya, Ethiopia and then South Africa.
He comes packed with businesses opportunities and deals for Kenya according to an interview between him with one of the televisions in Kenya. The Israel PM said that he was coming with 70 business as well as government leaders in an effort to create business opportunities between Kenya and Israel.
The Israel government has been involved in a series of investment ventures in Kenya among them the irrigation project of Galana Kulalu scheme with an investment worth 2.8 billion shillings. The Israel PM also comes at a time when Kenya is fighting with the Somalia-based Alshabaab terrorist group. According to Netanyahu, the intention of terrorists is always to kill and at one point advised the Kenyan government to deal with no mercy with the terrorists.
Israel is generally an arid land but the country produces the best crops especially horticultural ones through irrigation. The Israelis are considered to be among the most intelligent people in the world and powerful in innovations. It is said that the soil that gives food to Israel was imported from other countries especially Kenya.