His Excellency, Mr. Kneyatta Uhuru visited Israel during the last week of February. He made a few stops during his visit the Middle East, in a meeting with agriculture students from Kenya currently interning in Israel, amongst which are 50 Agrostudies students currently completing the program.
The event took place on a Kibbutz called Kalya, in the Dead Sea region. This location was chosen specifically because of the Kenyans intense interest in agriculture and the agricultural innovations available in Israel. Agriculture in this uniquely dry region utilizes farming techniques innovated by Israel for farming in the desert, and the Kibbutz is the perfect example of how Israel has been able to make the desert bloom.
The president of Kenya spoke to the students and encouraged them to make the most of their time in Israel for the benefit of their country and for themselves:
“This place is drier than any area in Kenya and yet to look around you would not believe it. This goes to show that where this is commitment, where there is drive and energy anything is possible.
And I really want to ask and urge you who have been given this opportunity please utilize it to the maximum and bring back home the knowledge you have gained so you can impart this to your brothers and sisters back home.”
He also announced that following a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu they had agreed to raise the quota of students visiting Israel in the coming yearsת as both countries were strengthening the friendship and mutual ties between them.