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Flag of Kenya

Kenya
Ratio 2:3
Adoption 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. [0]
Colors
#000000
#BB0000
#006600
#FFFFFF

History

The Kenyan flag is based on that of Kenya African National Union and was adopted in December 12, 1963 as the country's flag. [0]

Meaning

The color 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 symbolize the defense of all the things mentioned above. [0]