Kenya’s passport, Africa’s 8th most powerful


Nigerian passport booklets (for illustration)

Henley & Partners, a citizenship and planning firm, has ranked Kenya’s passport as the eighth most powerful in Africa.

The new research shows the country has, however, slipped down compared to the previous years which the country’s world rating was 62 as at October, 2018.

The firm took into account how many countries can be visited without applying for a visa.

Kenya citizens can travel to 71 countries without visas out of a possible 218, ranking behind Seychelles, South Africa, Mauritius, Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho and Swaziland.

Globally, Kenya was in position 72, which is an improvement from last year’s 73, in a ranking that placed Japan on the top, with the Japanese citizens able to travel to a record 190 countries without visas.

“Kenya ranked 72nd in 2019 with 71 destination visa free access,” says the report that is produced in partnership with International Air Transport Association (IATA).

“As the world economy…

Source: News Agency of Nigeria