FULL SPEECH: Uhuru tips Uganda, EAC on growth, takes swipe at opposition

President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged the East African region to harness its “shared identities” as the strongest asset to develop its economy.

Addressing the Ugandan Parliament in Kampala on Monday, President Kenyatta said the close ties between the people of Kenya and Uganda should encourage similar policies that would guide the region out of poverty.

“It is such shared identities and people-to-people links that tie our partnership. We will need these links more than before in future,” he told Ugandan MPs.

Mr Kenyatta, who was on his first state visit to Uganda since his election, used the podium to challenge the region to reorganise policies if they want to catch up with the “Asian Tigers” — the emerging economies of the Far East.

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