The incoming US Ambassador to Kenya, Kyle McCarter, presented his credentials to his Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta in state house Nairobi.
Kyle McCarter pledged to do everything possible to empower Kenyans to take charge of their own lives by helping them pave a path to self-reliance.
“As ambassador, I will use my experience to help advance the many development programmes and policy initiatives in our long-standing US-Kenya partnership towards self-reliance,” Ambassador McCarter said.
WAR ON TERROR
McCarter also pledged to do everything within his power to help prevent Kenya from being used as a terrorist gateway by enhancing the two countries’ strategic alliance to defeat terrorist threats.
“National security is extremely important to both our countries”, he said.
McCarter takes over from Robert Godec.
The US Ambassador was among six envoys whose credentials were received by President Kenyatta. The other five include; High Commissioner Gobopang Duke Lefhoko (Botswana), Maria Alejandra Guerra (Chile), Meles Alem Tekea (Ethiopia), Jong Tong Hak (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) and Unnur Orradottir Ramette (Iceland).
The envoys from Korea and Iceland are non-resident ambassadors accredited to Kenya.
President Uhuru Kenyatta welcomed the envoys saying he was looking forward to working with them to strengthen the cooperation and bilateral relations between Kenya and their countries.