Israel has said it will assist Kenya with expertise, training and equipment to fight terrorists. In this latest pledge, Israel has shown its commitment to renew the pledge it made to Kenya in April after Al Shabaab terrorists attacked a Kenyan university in Garissa, killing 148 students.
After the April attack on a Kenyan university in Garissa, Israel made a pledge to support Kenya in any way possible to win her war on the Somali based Harakat Al Shabaab Al Mujahideen terror outfit which was responsible for the attack.
In the aftermath of the attack, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta and pledged any manner of support to the Republic of Kenya.
And on Monday 12th October 2015, Netanyahu held talks with Kenya’s vice president William Ruto and renewed the April pledge, saying that Israel would assist Kenya with expertise, training and equipment to fight terrorists.
Additionally, he said that Israel was ready to share intelligence with Kenya, adding that expert intelligence was crucial in fighting terror.
The issue of shared intelligence is a welcome idea to Kenya’s defense mechanisms.
Kenya and Israel continue to boast of closer ties in boosting each other in areas such as agriculture, technology, irrigation and health apart from security.