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Slow EAC integration worries regional assembly

The East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) MPs have raised concerns that member states are yet to facilitate free movement of people, goods and services across the region.

EALA MPs led by Speaker Fred Kidega also regretted that students seeking education in countries in the region are being frustrated.

“They are still being referred to as foreign students and asked for student passes,” the Speaker said at a press conference in Nairobi on Monday.

Some students, he added, are totally denied enrolment to regional universities.

They called for implementation of a common market protocol that EALA has since signed and ratified, to enhance development in the region.

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