Kenya National Anthem

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Anthem History

name: "Ee Mungu Nguvu Yetu" (Oh God of All Creation)

lyrics/music: Graham HYSLOP, Thomas KALUME, Peter KIBUKOSYA, Washington OMONDI, and George W. SENOGA-ZAKE/traditional, adapted by Graham HYSLOP, Thomas KALUME, Peter KIBUKOSYA, Washington OMONDI, and George W. SENOGA-ZAKE

note: adopted 1963; based on a traditional Kenyan folk song

Anthem Lyrics

KiSwahili


(verse:1)


Ee Mungu nguvu yetu

Ilete baraka kwetu

Haki iwe ngao na mlinzi

Natukae na udugu

Amani na uhuru

Raha tupate na ustawi

(verse:2)


Amkeni ndugu zetu

Tufanye sote bidii

Nasi tujitoe kwa nguvu

Nchi yetu ya Kenya

Tunayoipenda

Tuwe tayari kuilinda

(verse:3)


Natujenge taifa letu

Ee, ndio wajibu wetu

Kenya istahili heshima

Tuungane mikono

Pamoja kazini

Kila siku tuwe na shukrani

Anthem Lyrics English

O God of all creation


Bless this our land and nation


Justice be our shield and defender


May we dwell in unity


Peace and liberty


Plenty be found within our borders.


(verse:2)


Let one and all arise


With hearts both strong and true


Service be our earnest endeavor


And our homeland of Kenya


Heritage of splendor


Firm may we stand to defend.


(verse:3)


Let all with one accord


In common bond united


Build this our nation together


And the glory of Kenya


The fruit of our labor


Fill every heart with thanksgiving.

Kenya Flag

Kenya Flag

Flag History Black symbolizes the people, red is for the struggle for independence, and green is for agriculture. The white stripes stand for peace and unity. The Massai shield and spears represent the will to defend freedom.
Flag Date of Adoption 12 December 1963
Flag Symbolism three equal horizontal bands of black (top), red, and green; the red band is edged in white; a large warrior's shield covering crossed spears is superimposed at the center

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