Kenya Asks Israel: Help Us Fight Al Qaeda
Kenya’s prime minister, visiting Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres, asked Israel to help his country get rid of Al Qaeda terrorists.
Kenya’s soldiers have crossed into Somalia to hunt down al-Shabab terrorists, linked with Al Qaeda, in Somalia.
Prime Minister Raila Odinga asked Preisdent Peres Monday to help his security forces in light of Israel’s reputation for knowing how to combat terror. Foreign news agencies noted that Kenya’s request could provoke al-Shabab terrorists, who already have threatened to stage attacks in the capital of Kenya.
The African country, which has a high presence of Israeli businessmen and private security personnel, has accused al Shabab terrorists of being behind several kidnappings in Kenya.
Prime Minister Raila Odinga met with Prime Minister Netanyahu Monday morning “in a continuation of the deepening of Israel's relations with African countries,” government spokesmen said.
Netanyahu met with the president of Uganda on Sunday and with the South Sudanese president in the United Nations two months ago.