East African passports among weakest worldwide


By NJIRAINI MUCHIRA
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East African Community citizens continue to encounter major problems in travelling across the globe, with a new index showing that the passports of member countries are among the weakest in the world.

As the world economy becomes increasingly globalised, the need for greater visa-free access has grown steadily, creating a scenario where individuals want to transcend the constraints imposed by their countries of origin and obtain access to business, financial, career and lifestyle opportunities on a global scale.

β€œIn many ways, global connectivity has become an indispensable feature of wealth creation and wealth preservation, and its value will only grow as regional volatility and instability increase,” says The Henley Passport Index 2019 by Henley &…

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