Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the African state with the aim of attending the inauguration ceremony of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta. Reports revealed, however, that the Israeli leader refrained from attending the stadium with the other heads of state and government, because of undisclosed security concerns. Later in the day, Prime Minister Netanyahu met with President Kenyatta and other heads of state, at a State House in Nairobi, and called on the international community at large, and the African countries in particular, to work together to defeat Islamic terrorism. Netanyahu said, “The challenge that we face is also security, there is a savage disease, it rampages so many countries, Boko Haram, al Shabaab, the awful jihadists in the Sinai. This is a threat to all of us and I believe that we can cooperate with other countries, between us and with others, and if we work together we will defeat the barbarians, our people deserve better, we can provide it for them,” the Israeli leader told his African counterparts.
President Kenyatta was sworn in for a second, five-year term, ending months of political turmoil in the east African nation.