List of flags of Kenya

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This is a list of flags used in Kenya.

National Flag[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Kenya.svg
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.

Military[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of the Kenya Defence Forces.svg
Defence Forces flag
Air Force Ensign of Kenya.svg
Air force flag
Naval Ensign of Kenya.svg
Naval Ensign
Presidential Colour of the Kenyan Navy.svg
Presidential Colour of the Navy

Historical[edit]

British East Africa Company[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of the Witu Protectorate (1893-1920).svg
1893–1920 Witu Protectorate A Union Flag (Proportions: 15:27) with a red border Proportions: 37:57
Flag of the Witu Protectorate (1893-1920, Variant 1).svg
Ensign of Witu Protectorate Proportions: 1:2
Flag of the Imperial British East Africa Company.svg
1880–1895 Governor's flag A Union Flag defaced with the crown and beneath it the golden sun
Blue Ensign of the Imperial British East Africa Company.svg
State ensign British Blue Ensign with the crown and beneath it the golden sun
Red Ensign of the Imperial British East Africa Company.svg
Civil ensign British Red Ensign with the crown and beneath it the golden sun

British East Africa Protectorate[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Kenya (1895–1921).svg
1895–1921 East Africa Protectorate A British Blue Ensign with an emblem of red lion in a white disc

British Protectorate of Kenya[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Kenya (1921–1963).svg
1921–1963 Colony and Protectorate of Kenya A British Blue Ensign with a red lion
Flag of the Royal East African Navy.svg
1952–1962 Royal East African Navy A British Blue Ensign with the emblem of the Royal East African Navy in the fly.

Cities[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Nairobi.svg
Flag of Nairobi A heraldic fountain on a quartered yellow and green background