Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta was on 27th February 2021 elected the new Chairperson of the East African Community (EAC) during a virtual 21st Ordinary Summit of the East African Community Heads of State.
Uhuru replaces Rwandan President Paul Kagame who has served as Chair since February 2019.
The summit also saw Dr. Peter Mutuku Mathuki from Kenya appointed as the new Secretary-General of the regional body for a 5-year non-renewable term replacing Amb. Liberat Mfumukeko from Burundi.
The East African Community is an intergovernmental organisation composed of six countries in the African Great Lakes region in eastern Africa: Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.