New Generation passport for East Africans unveiled

Regional heads of states have launched the New Generation International East African e-Passport.

Thursday March 3 2016

EAC Heads of State from left; President Pierre Nkurunzinza (Burundi), President Jakaya Kikwete (Tanzania), President Uhuru Kenyatta (Kenya), President Yoweri Museveni (Uganda) and President Paul Kagame (Rwanda) during 16th Summit of EAC Heads of State at KICC, Nairobi. PHOTO | FILE

EAC Heads of State from left; President Pierre Nkurunzinza (Burundi), President Jakaya Kikwete (Tanzania), President Uhuru Kenyatta (Kenya), President Yoweri Museveni (Uganda) and President Paul Kagame (Rwanda) during 16th Summit of EAC Heads of State at KICC, Nairobi. PHOTO | FILE 

By BRIAN NGUGI
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Regional heads of states have launched the New Generation International East African e-Passport.

The passport was unveiled Wednesday during the ongoing 17 Ordinary East African Community (EAC) Heads of State Summit being held in Arusha, Tanzania. President Uhuru Kenyatta is attended the meeting.

Analysts had earlier said the long awaited New Generation e-East African passport would be a major milestone towards achieving harmonization in the region.

The e-passports are expected to help east African citizens beginning March this year ease their movement in the EAC trading bloc.

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