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KENYAN PASSPORT RANKED AMONG WORLD’S MOST POWERFUL

Kenyan passport the 6th most powerful in Africa

Kenyan passport the 6th most powerful in Africa

The Kenyan passport has been ranked among the 50 most powerful in the world and the 6th most powerful in Africa, according to rankings released by Financial Advisory firm Arton Capital on their tool passport index.

The rankings are based on how many countries a passport holder can visit without requiring an advance visa or having to purchase one upon arrival to their destination country.

The Kenyan passport enables their passport holders to access 116 countries. Mauritius (111), South Africa (84), Guinea (81) and Sierra Leone (69).

Tanzania was listed 57th with access to 61 countries while Uganda ranks 60th with visa free access to 57 countries.

US and UK passports took the lead at the worldwide list with their citizens getting access to 147 countries without an advance visa.

France, South Korea and Germany come in second place, with access to 145 countries, followed by Italy and Sweden in the third place with 144.

Solomon Islands, Myanmar, South Sudan, Sao Tome and Principe and the Palestinian Territories have the least desirable passports. They are ranked in 80th place giving their citizens access to just 20 countries each without an advance visa.

 

President Kenyatta declared winner.

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