Coat o airms o Kenyae
The coat o airms o Kenyae features twa lions, a seembol o protection, hauldin spears an a traditional East African shield. The shield an spears seembolize unity an defence o freedom. The shield contains the naitional colors, representin:
- Black for the fowk o Kenya
- Green for the agricultur an natural resources
- Red for the struggle for freedom
- White for unity an peace.
The middle red strip bears a rooster hauldin an axe, which accordin tae local customs, denotes a new an prosperous life.
The coat o airms is supportit bi a scroll upon which is written the wird 'Harambee'. In Swauheely, Harambee means "pullin thegither" or "aw for ane". It is the cry o the fishermen as they draw their nets towards the shore. The same wird is echoed bi aw ane when a collective effort is made for the common guid, such as helpin a family in need, or the construction o a school or a kirk.