Monday, March 26, 2007

Is Kenya ready for the East African Federation?

Are we ready for political federation with the nations and the people of East Africa?

You now read that the EAC is designing an East African flag and anthem. Are these little issues important in the grand scheme of things? Had we not better first concentrate on improving the governance structures and service delivery mechanisms within our individual component states first before attempting an experiment of this magnitude? The little we have going in the Customs Union is not by itself streamlined, and neither is the manner of our treatment of our Rwandese, Burundian, Tanzanian and Ugandan brothers consistent with what would be expected from nations on the track to political federation.

What do you think?