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Donald Trump To Nominate Senator Kyle McCarter As U.S Ambassador to Kenya

U.S president Donald J. Trump announced on March 28, 2018 that he intends to nominate Kyle McCrater, Illinois Senator as U.S ambassador to Kenya.

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If the Senate confirms it, McCarter will replace Robert Godec, who has being charged by the Kenyan coalition of opposition known as the National Super Alliance (NASA) for being biased and interfering with the country's political system. However these claims were dismissed by Robert.

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According to the White House, the following reasons make him fit for the position.


  • He served as a field auditor, missionary and international director based in Lebanon, Illinois, with an office in Mukothima, (Tharaka-Nithi County). With the assistance of this organization, hundreds of orphans were provided a medical clinic that has the capacity of serving around 15,000 persons each year. He is familiar with Kenya, and can understand the national language of the Kenya, which is Swahili, fluently.




  • Kyle was recommended for the position by all seven members of the Illinois congressional delegation, which includes Rodney Davis and Mike Bost. Kyle himself applied for the position about a year ago.


He said, “This is the highest of honors to represent the United States and show the generosity of the people of the United States to a people we know well and love.”



Although sad due to the loss of his father on Saturday, he is happy about the opportunity as he regards the position to be an avenue to save lives.

He said “It is bittersweet that I am now preparing for the funeral of my father who leaves a legacy of serving others and saving the lives of thousands of children in Kenya.”

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“It’s no different anywhere in the world. I know the country I’m going to. And I know how generous our country is, and I think the people of Kenya do too.”