A Visit from the Ambassador

On Friday, October 19th, Ambassador H.E Robinson Njeru Githae, Kenyan Ambassador to the United States, visited King’s High School to speak with students. He was joined by the Minister of Education and the Minister of Tourism.

Ambassador Githae was appointed to be Ambassador to the United States by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta in August 2014 and presented his credentials to U.S. President Barack Obama in November 2014. Ambassador Githae has performed in a variety of political roles. He has previously served as the Minister of Finance, the Minister of Metropolitan Development, and as Assistant Minister for Local Government, Transport and Justice and Constitutional Affairs. Ambassador Githae won a seat in Parliament in 2003 and was re-elected as a Member of Parliament in 2007.

King’s AP World History students had the chance to sit down with Ambassador Githae and ask questions on the people, culture, geography and politics of Kenya. He spoke of diplomacy, the diplomatic structures of Kenya and the United States, and of his dealing with American Presidents Obama and Trump.

Upon his departure, Ambassador gifted Mr. Ruhlman and Mr. Rasmussen with a Massai Warrior Shuka.