UK envoy defends Godec as Kenyans say ‘hurry up and leave’


UK envoy defends Godec as Kenyans say 'hurry up and leave'
U.S ambassador to Kenya Robert Godec (left) and Nic Hailey High Comissioner for the UK (right).

In Summary

  • His message was not well received as evidenced by the many disparaging replies to his tweet.
  • Some expressed their disappointment with the outgoing ambassador, with most of them telling him to pack up and leave as soon as possible.
  • Others accused him of allowing the deteriorating state of leadership and governance in Kenya.

A section of Kenyans on Thursday took to Twitter to express their sentiments over the replacement of Robert Godec as United States envoy.

Senator Kyle McCarter is set to replace Mr. Godec after his nomination that was announced on the White House website.

In a farewell message on social media, the envoy said he would continue to serve in his capacity until the U.S. Senate approves President Trump’s proposal.

His message was however not received well as evidenced by the many disparaging replies to his tweet. Some expressed their disappointment with the outgoing ambassador, with most of them telling him to pack up and leave as soon as possible. Others accused him of ignoring the deteriorating state of leadership and governance in Kenya.

British Ambassador to Kenya Nic Hailey however came to his counterpart’s defense saying that Godec is committed to his work and will be missed.

Mr. Godec’s replacement comes a month after President Trump fired U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson while he was on a visit to Kenya.

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