US lambasts RAILA ODINGA’s CORD for lying – NO travel advisory has been issued
– The US Government has rubbished claims by some senior politicians in Kenya that the US had issued travel warnings to its citizens following Al Shabaab attacks in Kenya’s coast.
Speaking on Tuesday, US ambassador to Kenya, Robert Godec, also denied the planned changes of personnel at the US Embassy in Nairobi saying these are rumours aimed at tarnishing the relations between Kenya and United states.
“Let me be clear: We have not evacuated any citizens, we have not advised Americans against visiting Kenya and we have not banned travel here. The US Embassy is here to stay and US businesses are here to stay,” Godec said.
Godec also reiterated that the US Embassy will continue to connect US and Kenya business and to assist those interested in using the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) to export duty – free to the US.
He also said the US Government is working to strengthen Kenya’s health sector through the President’s Emergency plan for AIDS relief (PEPFAR) and many other programmes.
A section of CORD leaders led by Raila Odinga were shouting from the rooftops that the US Government is closing its Embassy in Nairobi and cutting aid to Kenya.