President Kenyatta bids farewell to US, Ethiopian envoys


President Kenyatta bids farewell to US, Ethiopian envoys
President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House with outgoing Ambassadors Bob Godec (U.S) and Dina Mufti Sid (Ethiopia) on January 31, 2019. PHOTOS | PSCU

In Summary

  • Addressing the envoys separately, President Kenyatta commended them for strengthening relations between Kenya and their respective countries during their tour of duty.
  • Amb. Godec applauded President Kenyatta’s leadership, saying it has moved the country to a higher level in social and economic development. The envoy is leaving Kenya after six-and-a-half year tour of duty.
  • Outgoing Ethiopian Ambassador Dina Mufti thanked President Kenyatta and the people of Kenya for their cooperation that made his stay in the country fruitful.

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday at State House, Nairobi, separately bid farewell to outgoing US Ambassador Robert Godec and Ethiopian Ambassador Dina Mufti Sid.

Addressing the envoys separately, President Kenyatta commended them for strengthening relations between Kenya and their respective countries during their tour of duty.

Amb. Godec applauded President Kenyatta’s leadership, saying it has moved the country to a higher level in social and economic development. The envoy is leaving Kenya after six-and-a-half year tour of duty.

During Amb. Godec’s tenure, Kenya and the US witnessed expanded relations across all sectors of cooperation including health, food security and transport key among them being the launch of direct flights between Nairobi and New York.

Outgoing Ethiopian Ambassador Dina Mufti thanked President Kenyatta and the people of Kenya for their cooperation that made his stay in the country fruitful.

Deputy President William Ruto, Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua and Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amb. Monica Juma attended the farewell meetings.

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