East African Community free trade agreement coincides with US funding boost
The East African Community (EAC) is an intergovernmental organization comprising five countries; Tanzania, Rwanda Burundi, Kenya, and Uganda. The organization was originally founded in 1967, by three members; Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. It collapsed in 1977, and was officially revived on 7 July 2000. The Republic of Rwanda and the Republic of Burundi acceded to the EAC Treaty in 2007 to complete the EAC family.
Other than in the FY 2008, where Tanzania received the highest amount of money, Kenya has consistently received more than other member countries. Rwanda and Burundi, the youngest members of the EAC have been receiving the least amount of funds from the US across the five financial years.
In the five year period, Kenya has received the highest gross amount at 4,141,929,147 USD and Burundi the least, with a total of 258,804,519 USD.
Kenya has been steadily receiving more funds each financial year, other than FY2010 when funding went down, before jumping back up the following year.