(+) THE EAST AFRICAN LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY
The East African Legislative Assembly is an organ of the larger East African Community. It is the legislative arm of the community. Members are sworn into five-year terms. It had its first sitting in Arusha, Tanzania, on November 29, 2001. The first speaker of the Assembly was Abdulrahman Kinana of Tanzania. The first assembly, including members from Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, was dissolved in 2006. The second assembly expanded as Rwanda and Burundi joined the EAC in 2007.