U.S. Embassy Nairobi Political Officer Nate Macklin promoted U.S. – Kenya relations with a lecture on security issues to students of the United States International University (USIU) on March 18. The class of Security Studies in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences is designed for undergraduates to explore the nature and significance of security in international relations. The class is made up of people from countries throughout East Africa.
The main focus of the lecture was military cooperation, counter-terrorism assistance and police accountability and anti-poaching. Mr. Macklin spoke about the U.S. goal of security assistance which includes identifying objectives Kenya wants to pursue, checking if the objectives can be aligned with U.S. programs and working with Kenya to develop training or assistance.
Mr. Macklin highlighted the 50 year long U.S. – Kenya relationship emphasizing in his lecture cooperation and stating ties are strong.