East African Community

The Secretariat

The Secretariat is the executive organ of the Community.These are the offices in the service of the Community:

  • Secretary General;
  • Deputy Secretaries General;
  • Counsel to the Community;

and such other offices as may be deemed necessary by the Council.

East African Legislative Assembly – EALA

The East African Legislative Assembly (Assembly) is an organ of the East African Community; established under Article 9 of the Treaty for the Establishment of the East African Community.

East African Court of Justice – EACJ

The East African Court of Justice (the Court), is one of the organs of the East African Community established under Article 9 of the Treaty for the Establishment of the East African Community.

Sectoral Committees

The Co-ordination Committee recommends to the Council the establishment, composition and functions of such Sectoral Committees, as may be necessary for the achievement of the objectives of the Treaty.

Co-ordination Committee

The Co-ordination Committee consists of the Permanent Secretaries responsible for regional co-operation in each Partner State and such other Permanent Secretaries of the Partner States as each Partner State determines.

Membership of the Council

The Council consists of the Ministers responsible for regional co-operation of each Partner State and such other Ministers of the Partner States as each Partner State may determine.

The Summit

Membership of the Summit

The Summit consists of the Heads of State or Government of the Partner States.

If a member of the Summit is unable to attend a meeting of the Summit and it is not convenient to postpone the meeting, that member may, after consultation with other members of the Summit, appoint a Minister of Government to attend the meeting. A Minister so appointed has, for purposes of that meeting, all the powers, duties and responsibilities of the member of the Summit for whom that person is acting.