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COUNTIES URGED TO SUPPORT CROSS BORDER TRADE

COUNTIES URGED TO SUPPORT CROSS BORDER TRADE By Michael Okidi National and County Government officials have been urged to play a supportive role in promoting the East African Community Integration process by putting in place mechanisms favourable for cross order […]

MEDIA PARTNERSHIP CRUCIAL TO EAC INTEGRATION

By Michael Okidi East African Community and Northern Corridor Development Cabinet Secretary, Peter Munya, has called upon the Kenyan media fraternity to partner with his Ministry in promoting the EAC integration agenda for the benefit of all Kenyans. Mr Munya […]

NATIONAL UNITY CAMPAIGN LANDS IN MERU

By Michael Okidi A gathering of top National leaders in Meru County yesterday reaffirmed the Government’s commitment to national forgiveness, reconciliation and unity of all Kenyans for the attainment of national prosperity. President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy, William Ruto […]

THE EAC MINISTRY ON AN AMBITIOUS PUBLIC OUTREACH PROGRAM

By Michael Okidi The Ministry of East African Community and Northern Corridor Development has lined up an intensive public sensitization programme that seeks to reach Kenyans at the County level with the East African integration information. Organized under a 100-day […]

JOINT APPROACH IS KEY TO AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT – MUNYA

By Michael Okidi African countries have been urged to speed up formulation and implementation of joint infrastructural projects if they have to attain adequate levels of prosperity for their peoples. The East African Community (EAC) and Northern Corridor Development Cabinet […]

EAC COMMON EXTERNAL TARIFF STRUCTURE BEING REVIEWED TO SPUR REGIONAL TRADE

By Michael Okidi Stakeholders in the public and private economic sectors are drafting a Kenya Country position paper to guide the final adoption of an East African Community (EAC) Common External Tariff structure that should help spur intra-regional trade and […]

BRITAIN PLEDGES 220 MILLION POUNDS TOWARDS THE EAC INTEGRATION

By. Maureen Naisenyu Ntari “We have set aside 220 million pounds to help support projects and activities that promote the East Africa Community (EAC) Integration process.”The British High Commissioner to Kenya, Mr. Nic Hailey informed the Cabinet Secretary to the […]

COUNCIL KEEN ON EFFECTIVE IMPLEMENTATION OF PROGRAMMES

By Michael Okidi The East African Community (EAC) Council of Ministers is putting in place a raft of mechanisms aimed at ensuring full implementation of programmes and action plans for fast-pacing the integration process. The Council, at its 37 th […]

CS PRAISES EACJ ROLE IN ENHANCING INTEGRATION, SUPPORT CALLS FOR PERMANENCY OF JUDGES

 – By Michael Okidi East African Community (EAC) and Northern Corridor Development Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya has lauded the critical role played by the East African Court of Justice (EACJ) in resolving disputes within the community and offering the valuable […]

EAC STAKEHOLDERS WORRIED OVER SLOW PACE OF IMPLEMENTATION OF KEY INTEGRATION DECISIONS

By Michael Okidi Stakeholders and policy makers in the East African Community (EAC) integration process are concerned about the slow pace of implementation of the various agreements geared towards fast tracking the integration agenda. Ugandan Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda […]

MUNYA VOWS TO ACCELERATE THE EAC INTEGRATION WHEELS

By Michael Okidi Newly appointed Cabinet Secretary for East African Community and Northern Corridor Development, Peter Munya has pledged to reinvigorate the regional integration pace and ensure Kenyans reap maximum benefits from the integration agenda. Mr Munya pledged to work […]

Simplified Guide to EAC Trade Rules, Regulations and Procedures

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EAC EMBLEM – COMPETITION

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EAC AND ITS ORGANS SEEKING NEW BRAND EMBLEM AND LOGOS

Michael Okidi Talented youthful artists and designers in the East African Community Partner States have been handed an opportunity to design a new emblem and logos for the bloc and its various Organs and Institutions. This follows a decision of […]

RIFT VALLEY LAWYERS SENSITIZED ON EAC INTEGRATION

By Michael Okidi The legal fraternity in Kenya has been urged to be on the ready for possible cross border service delivery as the East African Community (EAC) Integration becomes a practical reality. The Regional Integration Secretary at the State […]

TVET NOW OFFICIALLY RECOGNIZED IN THE REGION

By Maureen N Ntari The 1st meeting of the technical committee on harmonization and mutual recognition of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in the East African Community was last week launched by the Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Education […]

THE 5TH EAC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY UNDERWAY

By Maureen N. Ntari The Department of East African Community Integration (DEACI) Head of Central Planning and Project Monitoring Unit (CPPMU) Mr. Daniel Kairu recently led a team of officers from different ministries in a participatory process of formulating the […]

SDEACI ENGAGES STAKEHOLDERS ON HARMONIZATION OF LAWS

Public Communications Unit Participants at the harmonization of laws workshop in a group photo after the meeting at Laico Regency Hotel, Nairobi. The Integration Secretary of the State Department of EAC Integration (SDEACI) Mr. Barack Ndegwa, on Wednesday presided over […]

THE 3RD EAC CLUBS INTER-SCHOOL EVENT.

Being the 3rd joint activity by the EAC school clubs, student representatives  from various schools were given chance to give their reports on their contributions and progress towards the EAC integration process in their various Clubs and their Community at […]

Stakeholders want EAC Integration process hastened

Michael Okidi – Public Communication 17/2/2017 Stakeholders in the East African Community (EAC) Integration process now want Kenyan regional integration policy makers and planners to develop a national strategic plan around which the country’s engagement with her regional neighbours should […]

New EAC Youth Ambassadors assume Office

Teckla Wasonga – PC The EAC Youth Ambassadors of Kenya for the year 2017/2018 have officially taken over the office from their predecessors, promising to continue from where their predecessors left and to maintain the high standards they set in […]

EALA Kenya Chapter tour and praise LVBC Projects

They noted that lack of public awareness about the programmes and projects with direct impact on their socio-economic well being was a prohibitive factor in achieving the desired public buy-in for their sustainability. The legislators who included Nancy Abisai, Abubakar […]

EALA MEMBERS SENSITIZE THREE COUNTIES IN WESTERN KENYA

The three county program kicked off in Mbale,Vihiga County and officiated by Moses Akaranga,the County Governor  flagged by the County Commissioner Madam Pauline Dola and Deputy Governor Caleb Omaswaki. The Governor thanked EALA under the chair of Ms.Nancy Abisai for […]

Stakeholders praise EAC’S fast growth and predict a bright future

Subsequently, he said, KEPSA puts agricultural transformation as a priority area for spurring national growth, and would always continue to collaborate with the Agricultural Society of Kenya (ASK) and other sector players to ensure sustainability of its growth. Speaking at […]

Uasin Gishu lawyers sensitized on cross border practice

The legal practitioners in the Partner States are regarded as very crucial stakeholders in their role as judicial custodians of the legal system whose mandate stretches to protecting the rule of law within the East African Community region. They, like […]

The 5th Mara Day marked amid calls for sustained environmental conservation

Michael Okidi – Public Communications Water Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa has reiterated the Kenya Government’s commitment to the preservation of the Mara basin as a source of livelihood to millions of people living in Kenya and Tanzania. Mr Wamalwa said […]

HE President Uhuru Kenyatta wants the EAC Anthem popularized

By Michael Okidi – Public Communication DSC5030President Uhuru Kenyatta paid an unexpected visit to the State Department of East African Community Integration (SDEACI) stand at this year’s Mombasa International Show, and instructed that the EAC anthem and flag be popularized […]

EAC Children Policy officially launched

Public Communications Unit 29.08.2016 The East African Community is set to have issues concerning children across the region addressed in a collaborative and harmonized manner. The 2009 Census indicates that children constitute more than 50% of the EAC population and […]

SDEACI Staff complete an adventurous Team Building Exercise at KESAL

 By Michael Okidi – Public Communications The entire staff of the State Department of East African Community Integration (SDEACI) participated in a highly adventurous and motivating three-day team building exercise at the Kenya School of Adventure and Leadership (KESAL) in […]

Report of the State Department of East African Community Integration participation at the Kisumu ASK Regional Show

By Michael Okidi – Public Communications The State Department of East African Community (EAC) Integration this year participated at the Kisumu Regional Agricultural Society of Kenya (ASK) Show that ran from 25th to 31st July, 2016. As usual, the event […]

State Department of East African Community Integration (SDEACI) participates At Nakuru Show

The State Department of East African Community (EAC) Integration this year participated for the first time at the Nakuru Agricultural Society of Kenya (ASK) Nakuru Show that ran from 6th to 9th July, 2016. It provided an exciting opportunity for […]

LAWYERS AND JUDICIAL OFFICERS KEY STAKE HOLDERS IN EAC INTEGRATION PROCESS

Public Communications Unit The State Department of East African Integration escalated the integration sensitization through its Legal Unit to County executives, Members of County Assemblies, Lawyers and Border officers from Tana River, Kilifi, Mombasa, Taita Taveta and Kwale Counties. The […]

The youth have a role in the EAC Integration process

By Maureen N Ntari The Kenyan Chapter of the East African Community (EAC) secondary schools clubs held their second joint activity titled “the role of youth in the EAC Integration” at the Moi Forces Academy on Saturday. The colorful event, […]

EAC Ministers resolve to enhance pace of Integration

By Michael Okidi The 24th Meeting of the Sectoral Council of Ministers responsible for EAC Affairs and Planning came to a close in Nairobi yesterday, passing a number of resolutions aimed at enhancing the integration agenda through prompt implementation of […]

EALA Members sensitize Lower Eastern Counties on EAC Integration process

By Michael Okidi – Public Communications An intensive public sensitization campaign mounted by the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) Kenya Chapter and the State Department for East African Community (EAC) Integration in Lower Eastern Counties of Kitui, Machakos and Makueni […]

State Department holds first EAC Roundtable for Stakeholders

By Michael Okidi – Public Communications The State Department of East African Community Integration held the first round table for stakeholders with the aim of providing a forum for deliberation on the EAC integration process and generating agenda for prioritization […]

Speaker’s Roundtable recommends a raft of measures to support EAC Integration

By Michael Okidi The 3rd Speaker’s Roundtable on the East African Community (EAC) Integration, held at the Nairobi Intercontinental Hotel last week, recommended a number of intervention measures aimed at deepening and widening the regional integration process. Organized as a […]

Youth at the Forefront of Integration Agenda

 By Maureen N Ntari Technical University of Mombasa(TUM) has joined the sensitization process which is part of the EAC integration after the EAC ambassadorial team led by Fred Kahi ,the new EAC youth ambassador and Mrs. Phyllis Watwana the Assistant […]

Your partnership is critical, EALA tells students

 Public Communications Unit 19.04.2016 Students in institutions of higher learning have been urged to actively participate in national cohesion and regional integration of East African community. The students who form the largest constituency in the region have been identified as […]

Devolution complementary to the Regional Integration, says governors

Public Communications Unit 15.04.2016 Governors along Kenya/Tanzanian Border counties have committed to ensure EAC integration is achieved through collaborative approach. Taita Taveta and Kwale Counties which host the Holili/Taveta and Lungalunga/Horohoro border posts respectively gave an undertaking following consultative meetings […]

We need an OSBP, Narok residents tell EALA MPs

Public Communications Unit 30/03/2016 The need for at least a One Stop Border post connecting Kenya and Tanzania is evident in Narok County. This became apparent during a recent tour to the County by the Kenyan Legislators from the East […]

17TH ORDINARY SUMMIT OF THE EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY HEADS OF STATE

 South Sudanese 2nd Vice President James Wani Igga (left) joins Presidents Uhuru Kenyatta (Kenya), Yoweri Museveni (Uganda), John Pombe Magufuli (Tanzania), Paula Kagame (Rwanda), Dr Ali Mohammed Shein (Zanzibar) and Burundi Vice President Dr Joseph Butore, for a group photo […]

COMMUNIQUÉ OF THE 17TH ORDINARY SUMMIT OF THE EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY HEADS OF STATE

16TH ORDINARY SUMMIT OF HEADS OF STATE OF THE EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY   JOINT COMMUNIQUÉ THE EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY HEADS OF STATE, THEIR EXCELLENCIES PRESIDENT DR. JOHN POMBE JOSEPH MAGUFULI OF THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA, PRESIDENT YOWERI KAGUTA MUSEVENI […]

High Schools key in Integration process, PS Betty Maina

Public Communications 22.02.2015 The secondary schools EAC clubs held their first joint activity in Mang’u High School to orient and ground themselves on their role in the EAC integration process. The clubs launched on 25th September, 2015 in Nairobi have […]

ENHANCE PEACE AND SECURITY FOR THE REGION’S PROSPERITY, PS BETTY MAINA URGE STUDENTS

By Ben Mwendwa For: Public Communications pskabianga1 Students have been urged to pursue peace and security vital for not only national but also regional progress and prosperity. These are key pillars for the social, economic and political development of any […]

EAC Youth Ambassadors Kenya Chapter 2016/2017

By Ben Mwendwa For. Public Communications The EAC Youth Ambassadors Kenya Chapter 2016/2017 has officially taken over from their predecessors with great optimism and zeal to steer and maintain the momentum set by their predecessors. In a colorful ceremony presided […]

Cabinet Secretary Mrs. Phyllis Kandie opens an East African Court of Justice Stakeholders’ Conference on the role of the courts in the EAC Integration process at a Nairobi Hotel.

Public Communications Office Date   : 9th December, 2015 Stakeholders with the East African Court of Justice (EACJ) held a one day workshop on the relationship of the Court and the National Courts of the Partner States in a Nairobi hotel. […]

East African Jua Kali Exhibition comes to a close at the Mnazi Mmoja Grounds in Dar

By Michael Okidi – Public Communications The 16th Edition of the East African Community Jua Kali/Nguvu Kazi exhibition came to a close at the Mnazi Mmoja Grounds in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, with organizers and participants oozing confidence of a […]

EAC Model Club launched at the Pwani University in Coastal region.

 By Ben Mwendwa For. Public Communications Office Pwani University played host to the outgoing Kenyan EAC Youth Ambassadors and State Department of East African Affairs staff for the launch of the first EAC Club in the Coastal region. In a […]

Kenyan Artisans to Participate at the East African Jua Kali Exhibition

By Michael Okidi – Public Communications 30th November 2015 Kenya is set to send a 250-strong team of artisans to the 16th Edition of the East African Community Jua Kali/Nguvu Kazi exhibition that will be held at the Mnazi Mmoja […]

Regional harmonization and amendment of national laws policy developed

Nairobi, November 23, 2015 By Ben Mwendwa, Communications Unit There is inordinate need for Kenya to have a clear system in place to facilitate informed and effective harmonization and approximation of laws in line with treaties and other international obligations […]

Eastern Africa Transport Conference to be held in Nairobi from November 10th to 13th 2015

The Matatu Owners Association (MOA) is hosting an inaugural Eastern African Conference starting next week to address road safety and general security of its passengers and goods. According to the MOA chairman Mr. Simon Kimuttai, the conference brings together stakeholders […]

Government launches a common programme for Ending Drought Emergencies as part of Kenya’s implementation of the IGAD resolution

From  : Public Communications Office Date   : 4th November, 2015 The Government today launched a sectoral common programme for ending drought emergencies in the nine ASAL counties of Kenya, a Kenya Vision 2030 Flagship project. Cabinet Secretary for Devolution and […]

Eac Member States take joint action to promote Health Security in the Region

By Maureen Ntari Photo: Health experts from across the East African Community pause for a photo during a three day regional stakeholder’s forum at Namanga, Kenya. Stakeholders within the health sector in the East African Community (EAC) Partner States are […]

State Department participates at the three day Mount Kenya University Corporate Business Expo, Thika, where students learnt a lot about the government’s role in the EAC Integration process.

Photo: Mount Kenya University Expo coordinator Mr. George Imbayi briefs the State Department of East African Affairs staff Mers Rose Wakibia and Phylis Watwana on the Theme and programme of the Three-day expo at its Thika Main Campus. The State […]

Tourism Sector Upbeat on Recovery Measures

From   : Public Communications Office Date   : 29.10.2015 By Sammy Kwichichi Wekesa The government has begun implementing some of the proposal by the Tourism Recovery Task Force aimed at putting the sector on track. East African Affairs Commerce and Tourism […]

St Pauls University Nakuru Campus launches EAC Club

By Bernard Mwendwa The State Department of East African Affairs launched an East African Club at St Paul’s University on the 22nd October 2015.Coming on the “morrow” of the Kenya’s Mashujaa Day Celebrations, this launch marked a significant step and […]

SDEAA PS UNDERSCORES IMPORTANCE OF CROSS BORDER PEACE AND SECURITY

From: Public Communication Department East African Affairs Principal Secretary, John Konchellah has reiterated the importance of cross border peace and security as a prerequisite for economic prosperity, social cohesion and political stability. In a speech read on his behalf by […]

EALA Committee on Communication, Trade and Investments tours Lunga Lunga/Horohoro, Holili/Taveta and Namanga border posts along the Kenya/Tanzania borders

FROM: PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE DATE 5th October, 2015 BY Sammy K. Wekesa-Public Communications Officer An East African Community (EAC) Committee on Communication, Trade and Investments has raised concern over delayed construction of the Namanga One Stop Border Post(OSBP), Kenya, to […]

LEGAL EXPERTS SENSITIZED

Principal Secretary for State Department of East African Affairs, John Konchellah, has urged legal practitioners to join the East African Community (EAC) integration journey by making valuable contributions to the implementation of the various protocols passed by the regional bloc. […]

Namanga Border Post Joint Border Coordinating Committees formulates cross border procedures for ease of movement of persons, goods and services between Kenya and Tanzania

 PRESS RELEASE To             : Editors Media Houses From       : Public Communications Officer Date         : 28.9.2015 By Maurine Ntari/Sammy Kwichichi Wekesa Communities living within the radius of ten kilometers along the common boundaries of the East African Community member states have […]

EAC Clubs Launched in Nairobi Region Secondary Schools

 By Ben Mwendwa EAC clubs have officially been launched in secondary schools across Nairobi region in a pilot programme geared towards accelerating EAC integration process through cascading to all learning institutions across the EAC region. In a two day Workshop […]

Tanzania Vice President H.E M. G. Bilal officiates at the Signing of the Memorandum of Understanding on the Joint Water Resources Management of Trans Boundary Mara River Basin during ceremony held at Butiama in Mara region of TZ (MOU) between Kenya and TZ From : Public Communications Office Date : 17th September, 2015 Kenya and Tanzania recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), over the joint water resources management of the trans-boundary Mara River basin during a colorful ceremony held at the Butiama play ground, in Mara Region of the United Republic of Tanzania. The climax of the ceremony was the highlights by the Tanzania Vice President H.E Mohammed Ghatib , who was the chief guest, accompanied by the Water and Irrigation Cabinet Secretary, Hon. Eugene Wamalwa, who toured various stands, and were impressed by the quality of the exhibits, particularly the Kenyan products. The vice president said the presence of Kenyan delegation at the signing ceremony was an assurance that the Mara River basin conservation efforts will be achieved enforced at all costs. He called on stakeholders of the two countries to ensure that the Basin’s resources were also shared equitably. Mr. Wamalwa called on the community living within the basin to embrace the projects and resources instead of a few individuals’ interests. “The EAC has put in place robust programmes protecting the robust biodiversity and livelihood within the East African Communities, and promotion of intra-trade.’’ He stressed. On August 4th, 2003 EAC entered into a MOU with the World Wide Fund for Nature Eastern African Regional Programme office (WWF-EAARPO) Nairobi, in which it was agreed WWF-EARPO supports the EAC in programmes contributing to the vision of the Lake Victoria Development Programme and Established Lake Victoria Basin Commission. It is from this MOU that the WWF-EARPO initiated the Mara River Basin Management Initiative in 2003 to support implementation/protocol for sustainable development of the Lake Victoria Basin at its shared vision and strategy planning document. It is intended to deal with the main threats of the basin that included poor water quality, reduction of water levels/flows (quantity) and Biodiversity degradation. Part of the memorandum included; the establishment and strengthening of a Joint Cooperative Frame Work for sustainable water resources Management of the Mara Basin; the parties undertook to cooperate in the area of sustainable development, management and equitable utilization of water resources including water allocation, water supply and sanitation, capacity building, data and information sharing , research and development. The MOU further promotes research in the area of integrated and sustainable management and development of water resources in the basin, and share Environmental Impact Assessment results for any development projects within the basin which are likely to have direct or indirect, significant impact on the water resources. Kenya and Tanzania further resolved that pursuant to Articles 111and 112 of the Treaty, the Parties agreed to take concerted measures to foster cooperation in the joint and efficient management and sustainable utilization of natural resources within the community; take measures to control trans-boundary air, land and water pollution arising from development activities. Further, the MOU in pursuant to Articles 114(1)(b) of the Treaty of the Partner States shall cooperate in the management of their natural resources for the conservation of the ecosystems and the arrest of environment degradation. EAC Deputy Secretary-General Ms Jesca Eriyo, said the EAC has four of the existing Seven Wonders of the World, which must be protected and sustained at all costs. She added, Mara River Basin ecosystem plays an important role in the survival of the community and must be protected by all. Executive Secretary of the Lake Victoria Basin Commission Dr. Canisius Kanangire, said the future of the Mara Ecosystem lies with the communities within the Basin whose role cannot be over-stated. The ceremony was also attended by Director of Administration, Ministry of Environment Mr. David Ejakaiti, an Assistant Director within the State Department of East African Affairs, Mr. Joseph Mung’ere, a Legal officer Mrs. Rose Nyakwana, Mara Regional Commissioner Capt.(RTD) Aseri Musangi, District Commisoner Butiama Mrs. Anna-Rose Nyamubi, among others.

From     :   Public Communications Office Date     : 17th September, 2015 Kenya and Tanzania recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), over the joint water resources management of the trans-boundary Mara River basin during a colorful ceremony held at the Butiama […]

State Department of East African Affairs exhibits at this year’s Mombasa Regional Trade Fair and wins praise from the Mombasa ASK Show chairman Mr. Brown Ondego

From    :  Public Communications Office Date     :  31.8.2015 The State Department of East African Affairs, Ministry of East African Affairs, Commerce and Tourism, was one of the five new exhibitors during this year’s  Mombasa Regional Trade Fair, and won the […]

Principal Secretary for State Department of East African Affairs, Mr. John O Konchellah opens the National Dialogue Forum at a Machakos hotel

From; Public Communications Office Date: 18.8.2015 The treaty establishing the current East African Community (EAC) provides for entrenchment of citizens of the Community in the entire process of integration, a Principal Secretary in the State Department of East African Affairs, […]

Strengthening Kenya National Dialogue towards the 4th EAC Secretary-General’s Forum Civil Society, Private Sector and Other Interest Groups Workshop in Machakos on August 18th 2015 at Gilean Hotel

From : Public Communications Office –  Sammy Kwichichi Wekesa Date   : 17.8.2015 The Principal Secretary for State Department of East African Affairs, Ministry of East African Affairs, Commerce and Tourism, Mr. John O. Konchellah will officiate at the above mentioned […]

Principal Secretary for State Department of East African Affairs. Mr John O. Konchellah launches Border Facility Management Committee For Namanga Border Post And opens a Stakeholders Workshop on Operational Procedures of One Stop Border Posts at Namanga

FROM: PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE DATE 16th AUGUST 2015 BY Sammy Kwichichi Wekesa-Public Communications Officer The Principal Secretary with State Department of East African Affairs, Ministry of East African Affairs, Commerce and Tourism, Mr. John O. Konchellah says Partner States of […]

Principal Secretary for State Department of East African Affairs Mr. John O. Konchellah opens at two-day Kenya/Tanzania joint capacity building workshop for border stakeholders at Namanga, Tanzania.

From Public Communications Officer Date : 13.8.2015 By Sammy Kwichichi Wekesa Kenya and Tanzania have launched a pilot programme on the operation of a One Stop Border Posts(OSBP) concept at Taveta and Holili in a bid to reduce time taken […]

Cabinet Secretary for Sports, Culture and the Arts Dr. Hassan Wario closes the 2nd Jumuiya Ya Afrika Mashariki Uamaduni Festival (JAMAFEST)- EAC Arts and Culture

Public Communications Office Date   : 10th August, 2015 By Sammy Kwichichi Wekesa The 2nd Jumuiya Ya Afrika Mashariki Utamaduni Festival was closed by the Cabinet Secretary for Sports, Culture and The Arts, Dr. Hassan Wario during a colorful ceremony held […]

Jumuiya Ya Afrika Mashariki Uamaduni Festival (JAMAFEST)- EAC Arts and Culture Festival opens in Nairobi

From : Public Communications Office Date   : 4th August, 2015 By Sammy Kwichichi Wekesa Deputy President Mr. William Ruto yesterday called on the East African Community (EAC) Partner States to nurture the Arts and Culture as one way of ensuring […]

Welcome to JamaFest 2015 – Chuka drummers performing mwinjiro

Jamafest coming to Nairobi By Olem Edward, June, Nairobi It is all systems go as five countries in the East African Community block prepare to converge in Nairobi, Kenya for the second edition of the regional Arts and Cultural extravaganza […]

Kenya ready to host 2nd Edition of JAMAFEST 2015

By Olem Edward, Nairobi June 6, 2015 Mr. Ong’ayoThe second edition of the Jumuiya ya Afrika Mashariki Utamaduni Festival (JAMAFEST) will take place in the city of Nairobi from 2nd to 8th August 2015 at the Kenya International Conference Centre.. […]

Jamafest makes a Debut to Nairobi in August 2015.

By Phyllis Watwana, Nairobi June, 2015 The East African Arts and Culture Festival dubbed JAMAFEST – Jumuiya ya Afrika Mashariki Utamaduni Festival is set to make its first entry to Nairobi in August 2015. The 2nd Edition of the biennial […]

East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) Kenya Chapter launches its Strategic Plan 2013-2018

The Principal Secretary East African Affairs John Konchella (centre) who was the chief guest is joined by Kenyan EALA Members in singing the EAC Anthem during the launch of East African Legislative Assembly, Kenya Chapter 2013-2017 Strategic Plan at Kenyatta […]

Kenya signs Three Communiques during the 3rd Tripartite Summit Held in Cairo 8th – 12th June 2015

Three communique reports were signed on 8th and 10th June 2015 by the leaders of the COMESA, EAC, and SADC, who met in Cairo, Egypt, to deliberate on the 3rd Tripartite Summit. Kenya was represented by the Deputy President H.E […]

Private Sector urges the EAC to fully implement the East African Common Market Protocol.

By Sammy Wekesa and Benard Mwendwa – Public Communication Date: 9th June 2015 There is need to create a business friendly environment in order to open up the growing market in the East African region, despite the impediments and challenges […]

THE FIRST FAMILY HOSTS EAC FLAG.

PRESS RELEASE By Ben Mwendwa – For Head of Communications. Kiambu, June, 8th 2015. THE FIRST FAMILY HOSTS EAC FLAG. The first Family played host to the members of the East African Legislative Assembly where the EAC Flag was hosted […]

Director for Productive and Services in The State Department of East African Affairs. Mr Alfred Kitolo Opens a Three-Day Capacity Buildng Border Stakeholders on Operational Procedures of One Stop Border Posts (OSBP) at Lungalunga Kwale County

He was speaking during a three-day capacity building and border stakeholders on operational procedures of OSBPs at Lungalunga border post. Participants included KRA, security, National and County Government officials, Kenya Bureau of Standards, KENTRADE, KEPHIS, Business Community representatives and KWS […]

Emergency Meeting of the Ministers/Cabinet Secretaries of EAC Partner States On Burundi Situation

The Council met in preparation for the 13th Extra-Ordinary Summit of the Heads of States that was reconvened and scheduled for 31st May, 2015 after it had failed to take place two weeks ago -on 13th May, 2015 in Arusha, […]

Parliamentarians Committees Wokshops on East African Community Protocols Pending Ratifications Ends at a Mombasa Hotel

A two- day Parliamentarians Workshop on East African Community (EAC) protocols pending ratification, who were drawn from five parliamentary Departmental Committees ended up with far reaching recommendations on how pending protocols within EAC Partner states will be ratified. The main […]

Joint Meeting of The Tripartite Committee of Senior Officals on Legal Affairs, Trade, Finance, Customs, Economic Matters and Home/Internal Affairs as 25th -27th May, 2015 At Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

Public Communication Date 25/05/2015 The Tripartite Summit of the Heads of State and Government of COMESA, EAC and SADC agreed in 2008 in Uganda to establish a Grand Free Trade Area among the Member/Partner States of the tree Regional Economic […]

32nd Extra-Ordinary EAC Council of Ministers Meet Over Republic of Burundi political crisis.

The 32nd Extra-ordinary meeting of the Council of Ministers for East Africa Community (EAC) was held this week, 2015 at Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania to explore ways in which the community can assist Republic of Burundi during the upcoming general [...]

31ST East African Council of Ministers resolves to fill positions of the Counsel to the Community and other posts

  PSs signing the report during the 31st meeting of the EAC Council of Ministers held in Arusha on 27th – 30th April 2015. They are as follows from left to right: 1) Mr. Lawrence Mujuni, Acting PS, Uganda 2) […]

Principal Secretary Mr. John Konchellah opens a Regional Youth Leaders sensitization workshop on the EAC integration process for Nyeri County in Nyeri

Public Communications Office Date: 12.5.2015 A two-day Regional Youth leaders’ Workshop on the East African Community Integration process opened up at Nyeri technical institute. The workshop whose theme is; “The East African Community integration process ‘Opportunities and roadmap for engagement” […]

Opening remarks by John Konchellah, Principal Secretary, State Department of East African Affairs, during the opening ceremony of the 2nd Extra Ordinary Meeting of the Tripartite Trade Negotiation Forum: 7th – 9th may 2015, Hilton, Nairobi.

Chairperson, Tripartite Trade Negotiation Forum Members of the Tripartite Task Force Distinguished Delegates, all protocols observed First and foremost, on behalf of the Government and the people of Kenya, let me welcome you to Nairobi. Kenya was honoured to have […]

EAC to set up Sh1.86 billion Private Sector Fund

PRESS RELEASE By Simon Peter Owaka Nairobi, April 23, 2015 The East African Community plans to set up a Sh1.86 billion ($20 million) Private Sector Fund with aim of deepening the participation of the private sector in the EAC integration […]

Joint East African Legislative Assembly, Kenya Chapter and Parliamentary Committee on Regional Integration sensitize stakeholders Of Lamu County on EAC Regional Integration.

 Joint East African Legislative Assembly parliamentarians, Kenya Chapter, and the National parliamentary Committee on Regional Integration held a one day sensitization programme on the East African Community Integration process for Lamu County stakeholders in Lamu, where leaders agreed to fully […]

A Brief of the Association of East African Law Students (EALSA)

The Association of East African Law Students (EALSA) is an independent, non-profit and non-political association started by Kenyan law students with aims among others to promote the professional needs of law students within the East Africa Community (EAC). The Association […]

Principal Secretary Mr. John Konchellah opens an East African Legislative Assembly Sensitization workshop on EAC Integration for County Leaders from Nyamira, Kisii, Migori.

A three-day sensitization workshop about the role of the East African Legislative Assembly(EALA) in the Integration process of the East African Community(EAC) opened in Nyamira, where leaders from the county of met to chart the way forward about the EAC […]

Seven Border counties resolve to work together towards harmonization of laws, regulations and rules that hinder the success of EAC Regional Integration

A six-day forum on Regional Integration: harmonization of laws, rules and regulations on Cross Border trade amongst the seven Border counties came up with seven-point recommendations on how to address challenges that have hindered the East African Community Integration process. […]

Border Counties of Bungoma, Busia And Trans Nzoia Leaders meet in a Forum to Harmonize Laws , Rules and Regulations on Cross Border Trade at a Bungoma Hotel.

The Principal Secretary in the State Department of East African Affairs Mr. John O Konchellah has called on County governments bordering Kenya’s EAC Partner States of Uganda, Tanzania to formulate a cooperative strategy that will develop a joint approach to […]

Border Inter-counties forum on regional integration and harmonization of laws

Border Inter-Counties Forum opens in Kisumu for Kisumu, Migori, Narok and Homa Bay Counties on Regional Integration-Harmonization of Laws, rules and regulations on cross-border trade. A three-day forum in the regional integration and harmonization of laws, regulations and cross border […]

Brief of 31st Extra-Ordinary Meeting of the Council of Ministers Held in Bujumbura, Burundi.

Session of Hon. Ministers/Attorney General –Friday, 13th March, 2015 where Kenya was represented by the Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Water and Natural Resources, Prof. Judy Wakhungu. In attendance was the Principal Secretary for East Africa Affairs, Mr. John Konchellah and […]

Principal Secretary Mr. John Konchellah opens a two-day workshop for security personnel customs and Kenya Revenue Officers along the northern corridor on Non-Tariff Barriers(NTB) to intra EAC trade – in Nakuru on 5th and 6th March 2015

 PRINCIPAL SECRETARY MR. JOHN KONCHELLAH OPENS A TWO-DAY WORKSHOP FOR SECURITY PERSONNEL CUSTOMS AND KENYA REVENUE OFFICERS ALONG THE NORTHERN CORRIDOR ON NON-TARRIF BARRIERS TO INTRA EAC TRADE. Photo: SDEAA Political Affairs Director Mr. Njoka addresses participants during a two-day workshop […]

East African Petroleum Conference opens in Kigali, Rwanda – March 5, 2015

PRESS RELEASE Kigali, March 5, 2015 East African Petroleum Conference opens in Kigali, Rwanda The 7th East African Petroleum Conference and Exhibition has officially opened at the Kigali Serena Hotel in Kigali, Rwanda. The three-day conference which is held biennially […]

COOPERATION AGREEMENT ON TRADE FACILITATION, SPS AND TBT 26THFEBRUARY 2015, WASHINGTON D.C., USA

REMARKS FOR THE EAC CHAIRPERSON DURING THE SIGNATURE OF THE COOPERATION AGREEMENT ON TRADE FACILITATION, SPS AND TBT  26THFEBRUARY 2015, WASHINGTON D.C., USA Your Excellency, Ambassador Michael Froman, United StatesTrade Representative, Hon Ministers, Ambassador, Dr. Richard Sezibera, EAC Secretary General, […]

Tourism Cabinet Secretary leads KTB and Private Sector delegation to ITB, in Germany on 4th March 2015

Kenya’s tourism fraternity will join other industry players this week at the leading world’s leading travel trade show, ITB, in Berlin, Germany, with a reassurance message. According to a press release from Kenya Tourism Board, over 40 industry players mainly […]

16th EAC Heads of State Meeting Held on 20th February 2015 at KICC Nairobi

EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY HEADS OF STATE SUMMIT CALLS FOR ABOLITION OF ROAMING CHARGES IN ITS TERRITORY Charges for telephone calls across the five-member states of the East African Community (EAC) are set to reduce by July this year, when countries […]

Launch ISO 9001:2008 in the State Department of East African Affairs (2)

ISO 9001-2008 CERTIFICATION LAUNCH BY THE CABINET SECRETARY MRS. PHYLIS KANDIE ON 16TH FEBRUARY 2015   Ministry of East African Affairs, Commerce and Tourism Cabinet Secretary Phylis Kandie(2nd left) with the Principal Secretaries for EAC Affairs John O.Konchellah(2nd right) and […]

The media breakfast held in preparation for the upcoming 16th Summit of the EAC Heads of states

The East African Legislative Assembly members (Kenyan Chapter) Hon. Sara Bonaya (2nd left),Peter Mathuki (3rd Left) joined by the Directorate of Political Affairs Director Ms.Alice Yalla during an inspection tour to the Malaba One Stop Border Post recently. The Members […]

The East African Legislative Assembly members -Kenyan Chapter

The East African Legislative Assembly members (Kenyan Chapter) Hon. Sara Bonaya (2nd left),Peter Mathuki (3rd Left) joined by the Directorate of Political Affairs Director Ms.Alice Yalla during an inspection tour to the Malaba One Stop Border Post recently. The Members […]

EALA member, Hon. Peter Mathuki addresses Leaders in Busia County during a public hearing by East African Legislative Assembly (EALA);

The Forum was meant to get public opinion and concerns on the EAC integration process and targeted Busia County Leaders. The Forum brought together the entire County Leadership led by the Busia County Governor H.E Sospeter Ojamoong, County Commissioner, Mr.Isaiah […]

EALA member, Hon. Nancy Absyai addresses Leaders in Busia County during a public hearing by East African Legislative Assembly (EALA

The Forum was meant to air public opinion and concerns on the EAC integration process and targeted Busia County Leaders. The Forum brought together the entire County Leadership led by the Busia County Governor H.E Sospeter Ojamoong, County Commissioner, Mr.Isaiah […]

Public hearing by EALA Kenyan Chapter and the State Department

The Forum was meant to hear public opinion and concerns on the EAC integration process and targeted Busia County Leaders. The Forum brought together the entire County Leadership led by the Busia County Governor H.E Sospeter Ojamoong, County Commissioner, Mr.Isaiah […]

Launch ISO 9001:2008 in the State Department of East African Affairs

Ministry of East African Affairs, Commerce and Tourism Cabinet Secretary Phylis Kandie(2nd left) with the Principal Secretaries for EAC Affairs John O.Konchellah(2nd right) and Tourism Dr.Ibrahim Mohammed and the EAC Affairs Director of Administration Mr.Andrew Rukaria during the ISO 9001:2008 […]

The 16th EAC Heads of States Summit

The East African Affairs, Commerce and Tourism Cabinet Secretary Phyllis Kandie hands over the baton of the East African Council of Ministers Chair to her Tanzanian counterpart Mr.Samuel  Sitta during the council meeting held at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre […]

Trade Mark East Africa stakeholder Forum and Symposium on Regional Integration, Trade growth and poverty held on 3 and 4th November 2014 in a Nairobi hotel.

The Department of Political Affairs Director, Ms. Alice Yalla (in red top) shares Sensitization Information Education and Communication materials with the EAC Deputy Secretary General in charge of Political Federation, Mr .Njoroge (in tie) when he toured the State Department […]

Principal Secretary during the a meeting with the Youth Ambassadors on 27th Oct. 2014

The East African Affairs Principal Secretary Mr. John O. Konchella  (middle) with the 2014-2015 EAC Youth Ambassadors Mr. Robin Chacha and Ms .Rachael Makokha during a handing over ceremony in the State Departments Boardroom on 27th October 2014. The East […]

PS Launches the EAC Region STAT Database

  East African Affairs Principal Secretary Mr.John .O. Konchella (Left) officially launches the EAC RegionSTAT database during the meeting of Sectoral Committee on Statistics in a Nairobi Hotel on 24th Oct. 2014. Looking on is Mr. Zachary Mwangi (with a […]

Principal Secretary signs Performance Contract with Heads of Departments

  East African Affairs Principal Secretary Mr.John .O. Konchella (right) hands over a signed performance contract to the Integration Secretary Mr.Alfred Kitolo during the department’s signing of contracts meeting between the PS and The Top Management. East African Affairs Principal […]

EAC-EU EPA NEGOTIATIONS IN BRUSSELS ON 14TH OCT. 2014

EAC-EU EPA NEGOTIATIONS The European Union(EU) Senior Officials and the Permanent/Principal Secretaries from EAC were then engaged in the final negotiations of EU-EAC Economic Partnership Agreement at the EU headquarters in Brussels, Belgium on 14th October, 2014. The negotiations centred […]

MEAC Welfare Annual General Meeting

MEAC Staff Welfare Chairman Mr.Ngunjiri introduces the new welfare officials during its Annual General Meeting held on the 25th September 2014 at the August 7th Memorial Park.

Mara Day Celebrations on 15th Sept. 2014

The Deputy President H.E William Ruto (in stripped tie), Bomet and Narok Governors H.E Isaac Ruto and H.E Tanui (yellow tie) arrive for the third Mara Day celebrations held in the Mara University on the 15th September 2014. The Bomet […]

Principal Secretary addressing Participants during the Vuka Border Debate

The East African Affairs Principal Secretary Mr. John O. Konchella addresses participants of the third EAC Vuka Border debate held in the Catholic University of Eastern Africa.

Handing Over Ceremony between PSs John O. Konchellah and Mwanamaka Mabruki on 2nd Sept. 2014

The East African Affairs Principal Secretary Mr. John O. Konchella exchange documents with his predecessor Ms. Mwanamaka A.Mabruki during the handover Ceremony held in the State Department’s Boardroom. The East African Affairs Principal Secretary Mr. John O. Konchella goes through […]

Principal Secretary Inaugurates the Biometric Registration on 2nd Sep 2014

  The East African Affairs Principal Secretary Mr. John O. Konchella hands over his documents during the National Biometric Staff Registration held in the State Department. Looking on is Mr Kitolo, the Ag. Integration Secretary and Mr. Andrew Rukaria, the […]

Principal Secretary visits Mombasa Show Ground in August 2014

The East African Affairs Principal Secretary Mr. John O. Konchella visiting a stand during the 2014 Mombasa International Show. With him is the Director Administration Mr.Andrew Rukaria. The East African Affairs Principal Secretary Mr. John O. Konchella (in a tie) […]

29th Meeting of the Council of Ministers on 15th -20th September, 2014 in Arusha, Tanzania. cont’

The East Africa Affair, Principal Secretary chaired Coordination Committee meeting for the 29th Council of Ministers and was accompanied by the head of delegation, Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Principal Secretary and his counterpart from Industrialization and Enterprise development. The […]

EAC-EU EPA Negotiations with EU Delegation on 15th September, 2014 in Brussels, Belgium. cont’

East Africa Affairs, Principal Secretary accompanied by the Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Principal Secretary engage senior officials and representatives from private sector before meeting the EU delegation in Brussels, Belgium. The Kenyan delegation interacts with the EU delegation in […]

Emergency Extraordinary SCTIFI meetingheld on 9th – 10thSeptember, 2014 in Arusha, Tz. cont’

East Africa Affairs, Principal Secretary, Mr. John Konchellah and the Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Principal Secretary, Dr (Eng.) KaranjaKibicho being taken through the status of the EAC-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) negotiations by Senior Officials before the EAC Coordination […]

Principal Secretary visit to the EAC Secretariat Headquarters on 8th September, 2014 in Arusha, Tanzania.

The East Africa Affairs, Principal Secretary, Mr. John Konchellah upon assumption into office visited the EAC Secretariat Headquarters in Arusha on 8th September, 2014 to familiarize with the activities of the Community. He met the Secretary General of the EAC […]

EAC Common Market Score Card 2014

FROM L-R, World Bank Representative Ganash Rasagam, EAC Secretary General Dr Richard Sezibera, Devolution and Planning Cabinet Secretary Ann Waiguru, KEPSA Director Keli Kiilu and TradeMark East Africa Country Director Dr Chris Kiptoo hold copies of a report on the […]

Media Sensitization Workshop

Ministry of East African Affairs, Commerce and Tourism Cabinet Secretary,Mrs.Phylis Kandie addressing the Media during the Media Sensitization Workshop. Following the proceedings ;(L-R) Apex Managing Director Lawrence Gikaru, State Department of East African Affairs Principal Secretary, Mwanamaka Mabruki and the […]

EALA Kenyan tour

East African Affairs,Commerce and Tourism Cabinet Secretary Mrs. Phyllis Kandie (2nd left) and the East  African Legislative Assembly Speaker Hon.Zziwa (in glasses) flagged by EALA members address the Media during the EALA Kenyan tour at The Cardinal Otunga Plaza.

Participants during the EAC Miscellanous Amendment Bill held on 2nd April 2014

  Ms. Winnie Cheserem addresses participants during the discussions of the Miscellaneous Amendment Bill, held in Laico Regency.