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Flag of Kenya

Use: National flag, civil and state ensign
Proportion: 2:3
Adopted: 12 December 1963
Design: A horizontal tricolour of black, white-edged red, and green with two crossed white spears behind a red, white, and black Maasai shield.

The flag of Kenya (Swahili: Bendera ya Kenya) is a tricolour of black, red, and green with two white edges imposed with a red, white and black Maasai shield and two crossed spears. The flag is based on that of Kenya African National Union and was officially adopted on 12 December 1963 after Kenya's independence.

The Kenyan flag is based on the black over red over green flag of Kenya African National Union (KANU), the political party that led the fight for freedom and independence of Kenya. Upon independence, the white fimbriation, symbolising peace and unity, and the shield were added. The meaning of the colours of the flag of Kenya match closely to those of the Pan-African flag adopted by the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League in 1920.

The colour black represents the people of the Republic of Kenya, red for the blood shed during the fight for independence, and green for the country's landscape and natural wealth. The white fimbriation was added later to symbolize peace and honesty. The black, red, and white traditional Maasai shield and two spears symbolise the defense of all the things mentioned above.

Republic of Kenya

Jamhuri ya Kenya
Flag of Kenya
Coat of arms
Motto: "Harambee" (Swahili)
"Let us all pull together"
Anthem: "Ee Mungu Nguvu Yetu"
(English: "O God of all creation")
Location of Kenya (dark blue) in the African Union (light blue)
Location of Kenya (dark blue)

in the African Union (light blue)

Location of Kenya
and largest city
1°16′S 36°48′E / 1.267°S 36.800°E / -1.267; 36.800
Official languages
  • English
  • Swahili
National language Swahili
Ethnic groups
  • 22% Kikuyu
  • 14% Luhya
  • 13% Luo
  • 12% Kalenjin
  • 11% Kamba
  • 6% Kisii
  • 6% Meru
  • 15% other African
  • 1% non-African
Demonym(s) Kenyan
Government Unitary presidential constitutional republic
• President
Uhuru Kenyatta
• Deputy President
William Ruto
• Speaker of the Senate
Kenneth Lusaka
• Speaker of the National Assembly
Justin Muturi
• Chief Justice
David Maraga
• Attorney General
Paul Kihara Kariuki
Legislature Parliament
• Upper house
• Lower house
National Assembly
• from the United Kingdom
12 December 1963
• Republic declared
12 December 1964
• Total
580,367 km2 (224,081 sq mi) (48th)
• Water (%)
• 2019 estimate
49,364,325 (28th)
• 2009 census
• Density
78/km2 (202.0/sq mi) (124th)
GDP (PPP) 2019 estimate
• Total
$190.970 billion
• Per capita
GDP (nominal) 2019 estimate
• Total
$99.246 billion
• Per capita
Gini (2014) 42.5
medium · 48th
HDI (2017) Increase 0.590
medium · 142nd
Currency Kenyan shilling (KES)
Time zone UTC+3 (EAT)
Date format dd/mm/yy (AD)
Driving side left
Calling code +254
ISO 3166 code KE
Internet TLD .ke
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