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What Can the East African Community Do for Kenyans in the Diaspora?
Based upon the title of this article I can imagine that you might be asking yourself “what does this have to do with me?” Although I was born in
For those of you who may not be very familiar with the EAC, it is a regional economic, monetary, and political union of states. It is similar to the European Union in that achieving a single currency, passport, language, decreased tariffs, and judicial arena for the member nations are the main tools for brining about enhanced economic development throughout the region.
Now initially, the title of this article was “what can the EAC do for me” but that just didn’t come across in a very relevant way-hence, the title that you see above. So, I guess one could say that “it’s all about the marketing”. Well, except maybe not so much in this case. The whole concept of an East African trade block is probably one of the most relevant economic topics to come out of the region for a long time, in that it has the power to affect the whole expanse of
If one were to trace the cooperation of
Although both notions may have some isolated elements of truth, what they both seem to be missing is the bigger picture. All three nations have already benefited tremendously, in terms of trade, from this relationship. And the organizations continued existence would only mean a mushrooming of the benefits that we have already seen. Additionally, the EAC will see the arrivals of
Although at the present time Kenyans are not formally giving their feedback in the form of votes, they are being asked to give a more informal type of feedback via a questionnaire that is currently being circulated in