Yoweri Museveni is keen on having the East African Federation by end of 2026. A borderless entity comprising Kenya, Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda, The DRC, South Sudan, and Tanzania with a single currency and one center of power. With the Ugandan President as the first Federation’s leader in 2027.
The calls by Museveni for the bringing down of the colonial borders have been backed by Kenyan President William Ruto and his Burundian counterpart Evariste Ndashimiye.
”President Museveni is our elder and experienced leader. We look up to him now to take charge in efforts to remove the borders that separate us, the people of EAC and Africa,” Kenyan President William Ruto said during Uganda’s 60th independence celebrations.
Dr. Ruto noted East Africans cannot just share poverty and hunger but should also share opportunity and prosperity for everyone in the region.
”It’s up to us as leaders to work towards transforming our boundaries which act as barriers into bridges to facilitate the movement of our people,” Dr. Ruto said, adding that he had instructed Kenya’s trade minister to work with his Ugandan counterpart to ensure that the dream is realized.
Sources confiding to this publication disclose the deadline for the formation of the East African Federation by General Museveni is set for 2026. A year Uganda will be holding its General Elections without President Museveni on the ballot.
President William Ruto should also be finalizing his first term in office and wants to use the move to up his 2027 political stakes for a second term as Kenyan President.
If the plans go through, General Museveni will be the first East African Federation leader based in Arusha and with a huge political influence cutting across the six countries of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, DRC, and South Sudan.