The flag was adopted on 12 December 1963. It is based on the black over red over green flag of KANU (Kenya African National Union) that led the fight for freedom. The colors symbolize black majority, blood and natural wealth. On independence the white fimbriation was added, symbolizing peace. The defense of freedom is symbolized by a traditional Masai shield and two spears.
3′ x 5′ nylon flag with pole sleeve and gold fringe for indoor use.