US Ambassador to Kenya Robert Godec follows proceedings at an event on the 2017 general elections in Nairobi on February 2, 2017. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NATION MEDIA GROUP
US does not support any presidential candidate, Robert Godec says
US ambassador to Kenya Robert Godec has said his country does not support any particular presidential candidate in the August elections.
“Only Kenyans will make a decision on who will be their leader…We, however, do support and encourage voter participation,” he said.
Ambassador Godec, who spoke after visiting Kariobangi South in Nairobi County on Wednesday, encouraged more Kenyans to register as voters.
The diplomat said eligible Kenyans should register so that they can elect leaders of their choice.
“Voter apathy is not the answer. Get yourself engaged in the process. Participating in the process is what makes a democracy. It is what makes America great and it is what will make this country great,” he said.
He said the only way Kenyans can express the choice of their leaders is by registering and voting when the time come
“Express your choice who leads this country at the national level or local level. Make your choice, make your voice heard, make your vote count and make a decision about where you want your country to go,” he said on Wednesday.
Source: Daily Nation