Robert Godec will no longer be U.S. Ambassador to Kenya, a statement from the White House has said.
President Donald Trump on Wednesday indicated his intentions to replace the envoy with Kyle McCarter, who previously served as senator of Illinois.
The change has been announced on the White House website and will take effect after approval by the U.S. Senate.
Mr. Godec, who was nominated by President Barack Obama in 2012, is yet to issue a statement on the same.
Recently, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was fired while on a trip to Kenya but through an announcement on Twitter.
Wednesday’s changes will also affect three other key offices in Trump’s administration: John Rakolta of Michigan is to become new U.S. envoy to Dubai replacing Barbara A. Leaf.