Netanyahu Denies He Was Target of Assassination Attempt in Kenyaby
Kuwaiti paper says bombs found along Nairobi road from airport
Israeli premier seeks to build business ties on Africa trip
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denied a Kuwait newspaper report that his convoy was redirected on its journey from Nairobi’s airport to a city hotel after Kenyan authorities said bombs had been detected along the planned route.
During a press conference Thursday at the presidential palace in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Netanyahu was asked about the report in Kuwait’s Al-Jarida newspaper. “We know nothing about it because there’s nothing in it,” he said.
The prime minister is on a five-day trip to promote Israeli business investment in east Africa. He started Monday in Uganda and flew to Kenya that night, speeding through the streets of Nairobi in a 25-vehicle convoy, with local traffic blocked and helicopters flying overhead. Netanyahu visited Rwanda on Wednesday and returns to Israel on Friday.
Al-Jarida said Kenyan authorities told Netanyahu’s security team to change the route after he landed and later arrested two suspects, without saying where it got the information.