The East African Community is still going strong,
President Kenyatta said Wednesday dismissing fears
that the union could be headed for collapse.
Mr Kenyatta said the coming together of Rwanda,
Uganda, Kenya and South Sudan to implement an
infrastructure development projects does not mean
the countries are cooperating as members of the
“We are focused in our objective of uniting the
region and making it prosperous. In fact we are
looking forward to our brothers and sisters from
South Sudan to join us soon to make our regional
bloc stronger,” the President said.
Mr Kenyatta said contrary to the rumours by
“enemies” of the regional unity, all the five East
African Community member States are still
committed to integration.
He was speaking in Kigali when he met Kenyans
working and living in Rwanda. He said the fast-
tracking of the Northern Corridor infrastructure
projects by Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda emerged out
of the need to resolve the problem of transportation
of cargo from Mombasa to Kampala and Kigali.
“Following concerns by our neighbours, I decided to
initiate measures that have succeeded in reducing
the time taken to move goods from Mombasa to
Kigali from 22 to eight days,” the President said.
The President said his government has also removed
all the roadblocks that were previously delaying
movement of cargo along the Northern Corridor.
He said plans are underway to make the movement
of cargo across the neighbouring countries even
easier and faster.
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