As widely expected throughout the administration’s term, the President has named Gen. Scott Gration, current envoy to Sudan as nominee to be the next U.S. Ambassor to Kenya. As discussed here previously, Gration was the military officer assigned to then-Senator Obama on his 2006 trip to Kenya and defended him from smears during the Presidential campaign.
Africommons: “Discussion about Gration as Ranneberger replacement hits media” August 16, 2010
Africommons: “Gration spoke out on Obama/Odinga ‘smears’ in 2008 campaign” August 16, 2010
- On to Kenya – Gration gets new assignment (politico.com)
- U.S. to move its Sudan envoy to new diplomatic post (reuters.com)