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US Ambassador to Kenya, Robert Godec is received by Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic Affairs, Prof. Henry Mutoro at the University of Nairobi.

United States Ambassador to Kenya, Robert Godec today made a presentation in a public lecture held at the University of Nairobi.

In his presentation titled, ‘The U.S.-Kenya Partnership in the 21st Century’ Amb. Godec reflected on the highlights of the US-Africa Leaders’ Summit as well as America's relationship with Kenya over the Past 50 years.

Amb. Godec noted that the United States has been Kenya’s steadfast partner for 50 years.  He described the relationship as a dense, intricate web of social, cultural, economic, and political ties, noting that these connections affect everything the United States and Kenya do together.

“Americans and Kenyans, will help shape our next 50 years together.  And with Kenya’s role as a leader in the region, what we do with our partnership will have far-reaching effects,” said Godec.

The Ambassador also discussed the opportunities and challenges in three critical areas considered to be the outcomes of the Summit which include trade and investment, security, and governing for the future.

While introducing the Ambassador, Vice-Chancellor, Prof. George Magoha, said that the lecture is a confirmation of a bidding relationship that the University of Nairobi has with American institutions.  In the past 10 years, the University has hosted over 10 prominent personalities among them the US President Barrack Obama when he was serving as the Senator of Illinois.  Most UoN Schools have collaborations with several American Universities and with strong research projects mainly in the areas of health, agriculture, education, science, humanities and the social sciences.

During the lecture, students drawn from various universities had an opportunity to engage the Ambassador after the lecture.

Click here to view Amb. Godec's speech

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