Like any other flag, the flag of Kenya has a great emotional tug on the hearts of the people.
The colors and symbols on a flag also have meanings. And remember what green may mean on one flag may not have the same meaning on another flag.
The flag of Kenya has a black stripe on top, red in the middle (the red stripe is bordered top and bottom with a narrow white strip) and green is the bottom stripe. A Masai warrior’s shield and two crossed spears sit in the middle of the flag.
The Kenyan flag was officially adopted on 12 December 1963 after Kenya gained independence from Britain.
The flag is based on the flag of the Kenyan African National Union (KANU), the political party that spearheaded the movement for independence.
In 1964 the country changed it’s name from the Dominion of Kenya to the Republic of Kenya.Jamhuri Day, 12 December, is the day to celebrate independence from Britain in 1963.
Kenya is about 85% the size of the U.S. state of Texas or of the nation of France. Mount Kenya is the second highest mountain in Africa.The white lines and the shield with spears was added when independence was achieved.