If any country in the world would boast of God’s creation all enclosed in its boundaries, i.e.) its wildlife, history, different cultures, various sceneries, magnificent hills and mountains, deserts, coral reefs, and welcoming people then Kenya would be that country. This beautiful country is located in Africa and within East Africa. It borders the Indian Ocean to the southeast, Uganda to the west, Tanzania to the south, Sudan to the northwest, Ethiopia to the north, and Somalia to the northeast. Kenya covers an area of approximately 58,000 square kilometers with a population of about 51,903,301 million (2018).
The flag of Kenya (commonly known as Bendera ya Kenya In Swahili) has a significant symbolism in both the color and the design itself. The design is based on the flag of the Kenya African National Union, which led the fight for the independence of Kenya. Each color of the flag has different meanings, i.e.) The color black represents the people of the Republic, red for the bloodshed during the fight for independence, green for the country’s landscape and the white lines symbolize peace and honesty. There are a traditional Masai shield and two spears in the flag symbolizing defense of all of the elements symbolized by the flag.
There are major cities within this beautiful country: Nairobi, the capital of Kenya (situated in the southwest region), Mombasa (located in the coast), Nakuru and Eldoret (found in the west-central region), and Kisumu (located in the west on the shores of Lake Victoria). We are also blessed with a wide range of topographical features – from the low plains found along the coast, to the Great Rift Valle. The Great Rift Valley is home to several lakes, arid and rugged landscapes, and volcanic landforms with areas of active hot springs and geothermal activity.