Israel Prevents Kenyan President From Visiting Ramallah

Uhuru Kenyatta...In this Nov 15 2007 photo, Kenyan politician Uhuru Kenyatta during a meeting in Narobi, Kenya. The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has asked judges to charge six Kenyans, including the country's deputy prime minister, with crimes against humanity including murder, persecution and rape committed during post election violence in 2007-2008. Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Uhuru Kenyatta and Minister for Industrialization Henry Kosgey are among the six men named Wednesday by Luis Moreno Ocampo in two separate cases covering both sides of Kenya's political divide. Deadly clashes erupted after Kenya's disputed 2007 presidential election, including indiscriminate bow and arrow, machete and gunfire attacks that killed more than 1,000. (AP Photo/Sayyid Azim)
Uhuru Kenyatta…In this Nov 15 2007 photo, during a meeting in Narobi, Kenya.

Tel-Aviv, 18 Jumadil Awal 1437/26 February 2016 (MINA) – Israeli authorities on Wednesday prevented Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta from visiting Ramallah and meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Israeli media said.

In a statement, Israel’s Foreign Ministry said the request to visit Ramallah was filed at the last minute and there was no way to approve it, Worldbulletin quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta had arrived in Israel on Monday and held several meetings with Israeli officials, including Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (T/P011/R07)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)