President William Ruto on Thursday in Zanzibar to met Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu over the integration of the East African Community into a political federation.

Tanzania Ikulu said that the presidents in the meeting agreed on the need to hasten the public participation exercise on the structure and areas to be considered in the Draft Constitution of the East African Community Political Federation.

The exercise has already been conducted in some East African countries including Kenya, Burundi and Uganda. It is being implemented by a team of experts composed of three delegates from each Member State.

The Political Federation, according to Museveni, will most certainly guarantee the prosperity of people through a larger market while also ensuring their strategic security.