Does the attainment of the 'middle income status' have a direct impact on the status of citizen's? If not, then there is no excitement about East African Countries being middle income countries today of tomorrow or a decade later. We have seen a few individuals becoming richer and richer when the low earners get poorer. True, Uganda and Rwanda have significantly reduced the poverty levels over the last decade (if the figures available are to be believed), but many countries, including the world's biggest economy, China, and the second most populous economy, India, still have very large poor populations. Let us concentrate on uplifting the poorest communities and individuals, rather than being excited over 'middle income' statuses.