The Kenyan passport has dropped its position according to the latest report by Henley Passport Index ranking, despite recent efforts by the government to secure more friendly bilateral ties which include visa-free travel. Kenya reached a visa-free agreement with South Africa in November last year.
Despite the weakening in global rankings, Kenya’s passport remains among Africa’s top ten in giving visa-free access.
The index release ranks passport at position 73 globally, two steps drop from position 71 in the same period last year.
According to the ranking, which compares the strength of these passports based on the number of destinations their holders can access without a prior visa, the country’s passport as of January this year gives visa-free access to 73 destinations.
Kenya is ranked position seven in the continent after Malawi, Lesotho and Namibia which took positions six, five and four respectively.