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List of flags of Kenya

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List of flags of Kenya

This is a list of flags used in Kenya.


  • National Flag 1
  • Military 2
  • Historical 3
    • British East Africa Company 3.1
    • British Protectorate of Kenya 3.2

National Flag

Flag Date Use Description
1963 - Flag of Kenya The flag is based on that of Kenya African National Union. The colours symbolise black majority, red for the blood shed during the struggle for freedom and green for natural wealth; the white fimbriation was added later and symbolises peace. The traditional Maasai shield and two spears symbolise the defence of all the things mentioned above.


Flag Date Use Description
Defence Forces flag
Air force flag
Naval Ensign
Presidential Colour of the Navy


British East Africa Company

Flag Date Use Description
1893 - 1920 Witu Protectorate A Union Flag (Proportions: 15:27) with a red border Proportions: 37:57
Ensign of Witu Protectorate Proportions: 1:2
1880 - 1920 Governor's flag A Union Flag defaced with the crown and beneath it the golden sun
State Ensign British Blue Ensign with the crown and beneath it the golden sun
Civil ensign British Red Ensign with the crown and beneath it the golden sun

British Protectorate of Kenya

Flag Date Use Description
1921–1963 Colony and Protectorate of Kenya A British Blue Ensign with an emblem of Kenya
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