The much awaited attendance of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu came to nought after he was a no-show at the inauguration of President Uhuru Kenyatta over security concerns. He is scheduled to meet 10 presidents who attended President Uhuru Kenyatta's inauguration.
"I am now leaving for my third visit to Africa within a year-and-a-half".
Busy, because Netanyahu has an agenda that reportedly includes meetings with no less than ten African leaders; and possibly risky, because of the volatile atmosphere of the inauguration of President Uhuru Kenyatta amid charges of vote rigging and threatened disruptions.
"The Shin Bet Security Service has therefore not green-lighted for Netanyahu to appear at Nairobi's Kasarani Stadium out of concern for his safety", another Israeli media, The Israel Times reported.
Over the past two years, legations from four African countries have been opened in Israel. In addition to meeting with Kagame, Netanyahu has also met with the leaders of Kenya, Gabon, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, South Sudan, Botswana, Namibia and Ethiopia.
"We believe in the future of Africa, we love Africa, and I deeply wish, not only to cooperate personally with each of the African countries, with Kenya and with each of the African countries, but also with the African Union", Netanyahu said.
Netanyahu is scheduled to speak at State House on Tuesday afternoon and there after hold a series of meetings with African heads of state.
Netanyahu was last in the African country in July 2016. Weeks later, the Republic of Guinea, a Muslim-majority African nation, restored diplomatic ties with Israel after a 49-year break.