Kenya is planning to drop visa requirements for all travellers from Africa entering the country, President William Ruto has said.
“It is time we realise that having visa restrictions amongst ourselves is working against us,” said President Ruto.
Only three African countries (Seychelles, Benin, and The Gambia) offer entry to all African citizens without a visa.
Speaking to an audienc in Congo-Brazzaville, President Ruto said: “When people cannot travel, businesspeople cannot travel, entrepreneurs cannot travel, we all become net losers.
“Let me say this: As Kenya, by the end of this year, no African will be required to have a visa to come to Kenya,” he said to loud cheers from the conference delegates.
“Our children from this continent should not be locked in borders in Europe and also be locked in borders in Africa.”