East African Community (EAC)
The East African Community (EAC) is a regional intergovernmental organisation of six Partner States, comprising Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda, with its headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania. Kenya is part of the EAC membership with 150 million citizens and a combined Gross Domestic Product of US$ 146 billion (EAC Statistics for 2016), its realisation bears great strategic and geopolitical significance and prospects for the renewed and reinvigorated EAC.
The work of the EAC is guided by its Treaty with the overall aim of widening and deepening co-operation among the Partner States in various key spheres for their mutual benefit. These spheres include political, economic and social.