Kenya is taking significant steps to open its doors to the African continent. In line with an African Union initiative, President William Ruto has announced that Kenya will soon eliminate visa requirements for all African nationals by the end of this year. This move will see Kenya join the ranks of countries like The Gambia, Benin, and the Seychelles, which already permit entry to all African citizens without a visa, all thanks to an African Union-backed effort.
President Ruto emphasized the importance of ensuring that the next generation of African youth can freely explore their own continent. The African Union (AU) has long been working towards achieving visa-free travel across Africa, with several regional agreements already in place.
This decision not only promotes easier travel and cultural exchange within the continent but also strengthens the vision of a united and interconnected Africa. It’s a significant step towards realizing the African Union’s goal of free movement and integration for all Africans. This move by Kenya, alongside other nations, is a testament to the shared commitment to building a more open and connected Africa.