Godec’s tour of duty in Kenya comes to an end even as he cited milestones defining his five- year stay in Kenya. In a statement to newsrooms the career diplomat noted the role he played in deepening the special partnership between the United States and Kenya. He cited progress in areas of health, education, agriculture, trade, investment, security, governance and agriculture as key achievements. Godec was pivotal during the welcoming to Kenya of former US President Barrack Obama in 2015. Mccarter, the Southern Illinois legislator who awaits confirmation by the US senate, has a long history with a charity that has ties to Kenya.