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New US envoy to Kenya challenges government to empower youths

Okilipa Xaviour
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New US Ambassador to Kenya Kyle McCarter. [Source/USAmbKenya/Twitter]

The new United States of America (USA) Ambassador to Kenya Kyle McCarter has breathed life to the youths in the country after he remarked that their is need to support them through empowerment programs.

In a post on his official Twitter account on Thursday, the US envoy who replaced Robert Godec said empowering the youths will assure the country to its security as they form a critical part of the country's economy and peace.

"We must empower youth with opportunity to address the security of the nation and ensure a bright future for a prosperous Kenya..," tweeted McCarter.

He also challenged stakeholders to step up and invest in the youths for they form and play a key function in the country's development and building.

"..How much are you willing to invest in the next generation of leaders?" he posted. 

Amb. McCarter on Tuesday presented his papers officially to President Uhuru Kenyatta as he officially took office promising cooperation between the United States and Kenyan government.

He reiterated that he will do everything possible to empower the people of Kenya by helping them in paving a path to self reliance.

"As US Ambassador to Kenya, I will do everything I can to empower Kenyans to take charge of their own lives by helping them pave a path to self-reliance," he reiterated. 

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