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Kenyatta tells EAC to speed up

Published on October 26, 2015

President Uhuru Kenyatta last week told regional legislators the East African integration message was not getting across fast enough and asked for more momentum from all concerned. 

Quat “I wish to make it clear that we who are convinced of the imperative of integration must communicate it better to our people. Too often, the integration of East Africa is taken to be merely a political matter - a job for politicians, not ordinary people. True, leaders must lead.  But we have failed to spark the imaginations of East Africans when it comes to integration,” he said last week while addressing the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) in Nairobi.

He asked on the Assembly to consolidate its work on the integration process.  President Kenyatta further said the citizens of the region were yearning to freely move, work and enjoy the tangible benefits of integration.

The President was addressing a Special Sitting of the 2nd Meeting of the 4thSession of the 3rd Assembly.

Keanyatta reiterated his commitment and that of his government to the integration process. “I will begin by repeating my Government’s complete commitment to East African integration. I know that the future of each of us in the region is bound up with the fate of all the rest.  Leaders must create the laws, the institutions, and the framework that will help us face that future together.  Kenya will play its part in that great task,” he said. Read more. Source | East African Business Week