It is time now for East African community to be own by East African people not politicians don't repeat the previous mistake. I listen to the speech but, MR President did not spell out why Tanzania is dragging there feet to full integration. President need to be straight not to listen to street gossip ! It is high time for Bongo land to make its decision not to make the EAC community hostage as I know DR Jakaya the good Diplomat can tackle this issue better than go to the parliament to talk against the coalition of willing .
Why Mr President is critical of the coalition of the willing when he speak at the parliament today ? every one Know Jakaya has been , and this is what our source at the Ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi informed us, to “severe any links with the kenyan facing crimes against humanity.” Chama Cha Mapinduzi ruling party in Tanzania was there last when ODM had its national convention in Kasarani where father of modern democracy was declared the party’s flag bearer. Raila Odinga but what is the out come of CCM losing partner in Nairobi CORD now in opposition now put East Africa on crisis !
Until Kikwete’s spat with Kagame over the Congo crisis, the powder keg of this part of the pangea, the political tectonics of the region put him at par with Yoweri Museveni, especially insofar as geopolitical balance of this restive region is concerned. Yoweri and Kagame are chips of the same bloc. Both came to power through the gun, and both are using the gun (primarily) and the ballot (secondarily) to hung on to power. But Kikwete is a different leader. Tanzania’s socialist history has maintained a highly cohesive country, with power seen as a true expression of the people.