The national symbols of the Republic of Kenya are: –
(A) The national flag
Description–– Three major strips of equal width coloured from top to bottom black, red and green and separated by narrow white strips, with a symmetrical shield and white spears superimposed centrally. From the colours: –
Black: – Represents the people of Kenya.
Red: – Represents the bloodshed in the fight for independence.
Green: – Represents the fertility of the land.
White: – Represents peace.
Note: – All dimensions given do not necessarily represent any particular measurement and are merely proportional.
(B) National Anthem
|KISWAHILI VERSION||ENGLISH VERSION|
|1||Ee Mungu nguvu yetu|
Ilete baraka kwetu.Haki iwe ngao na mlinzi
Natukae na unduguAmani na uhuru
Raha tupate na ustawi
|1||O God of all creation|
Bless this our land and nation.Justice be our shield and defender
May we dwell in unityPeace and liberty
Plenty be found within our borders.
|2||Amkeni ndugu zetu|
Tufanye sote bidii .Nasi tujitoe kwa nguvu
Nchi yetu ya Kenya,Tunayoipenda
Tuwe tayari kuilinda.
|2||Let one and all arise|
With hearts both strong and true.Service be our earnest endeavour,
And our Homeland of KenyaHeritage of splendour,
Firm may we stand to defend.
|3||Natujenge taifa letu|
Ee, ndio wajibu wetuKenya istahili heshima
Tuungane mikonoPamoja kazini
Kila siku tuwe na shukrani.
|3||Let all with one accord|
In common bond united,Build this our nation together
And the glory of KenyaThe fruit of our labour
Fill every heart with thanksgiving.
(C) The Coat of Arms
The coat of arms of Kenya features two lions, a symbol of protection, holding spears and a traditional East African shield. The shield and lions stand on a silhouette of Mount Kenya containing in the foreground examples of Kenya’s agricultural produce – coffee, pyrethrum, sisal, tea, maize and pineapples. The shield and spears symbolize unity and defence of freedom.
The coat of arms is supported by scrolls with the word “HARAMBEE” meaning pulling together.
(D) The Public Seal.