Ambassador Robert Godec has welcomed the nomination of Illinois State Senator Kyle McCarter to be the next US envoy to Kenya, saying he will work to ensure a smooth transition once he is confirmed by Congress.

In a statement, Godec also outlined achievements realised during his tour of duty in Nairobi, which he described as one of the great privileges of his life.

“One of the great privileges of my life has been to serve as the U.S. Ambassador to Kenya and to help deepen the special partnership between the United States and Kenya.  After more than five years in the position, I welcome President Donald J. Trump’s nomination of Illinois State Senator Kyle McCarter to be the next U.S. Ambassador to Kenya.

While the U.S. Senate considers Senator McCarter’s nomination, the U.S. Embassy team and I will continue to advance our shared U.S.-Kenyan goals and prepare for a smooth transition,” said Godec.

He cited progress in health care, e*******n, agriculture, trade, investment, security, governance and  other areas as some of his achievements.

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“To cite just three advances: we have put books in the hands of every early primary school child in Kenya; every day we help keep a million HIV-positive Kenyans healthy with anti-retroviral treatment; and, we welcomed to Kenya a sitting U.S. President for the first time. Kenya holds a special place in my heart.

I offer a warm “Asanteni Sana to the Kenyan government, Kenyan people, and my Embassy colleagues for their extraordinary friendship and collaboration over the years,” Godec added.

 

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