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U.S. Embassy announces new Charge d’Affaires to Kenya

03 September 2012, 12:34 Roggers Momata

Nairobi’s U.S Embassy is pleased to announce the arrival of Kenya’s new Ambassador who assumed office in Kenya from 27th August 2012. Robert F. Godec steps in to replace Ambassador Stephen J. Nolan who has been serving as Charge since 1st August.

Though not new to Kenya, Godec served in the U.S Embassy in the late 1990s in a different position. Having served as the U.S Ambassador for three years from 2006 in Tunisia, he currently serves as the Principle Deputy Coordinator in the Bureau of Counterterrorism at the U.S Department of State.

Ambassador Godec takes his new task having had great experience after serving in U.S government as a Deputy Coordinator for Iraq, Acting Deputy Chief of Mission and Minister Counselor for Economic Affairs at the U.S Embassy Pretoria, South Africa and also as the Secretary in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs.

Ambassador Godec is a holder of Master of Arts degree in International Relations from the Yale University and also a holder of Bachelor of Arts degree in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia.

With his vast knowledge of diplomatic ties, Godec also served as the Assistant Office Director for Thailand and Burma in the Bureau of East Asian Pacific Affairs. He also served as the Director for Southeast Asian Affairs at the Office of the U.S Trade Representative.

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