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LAWS OF KENYA NATIONAL FLAG, EMBLEMS AND NAMES ACT CHAPTER 99 Revised Edition 2012 [2003] Published by the National Council for Law Reporting with the Authority of the Attorney-General www.kenyalaw.org [Rev.

2012] CAP.

99 National Flag, Emblems and Names CHAPTER 99 NATIONAL FLAG, EMBLEMS AND NAMES ACT ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS Section 1.

Short title.

2.

Interpretation.

2A.

National Flag Armorial Ensigns, Public Seal and National Anthem declared.

2B.

Insulting National Anthem, etc., an offence.

3.

Prohibition of improper use of emblems, names and likenesses.

4.

Prohibition of registration of certain companies, etc.

5.

Prohibition of display of certain flags.

6.

Sanction for prosecution.

7.

Power of seizure.

8.

Power to amend First Schedule.

9.

Regulations.

SCHEDULES FIRST SCHEDULE SECOND SCHEDULE THIRD SCHEDULE THE NATIONAL ANTHEM 3 [Issue 1] [Rev.

2012] CAP.

99 National Flag, Emblems and Names CHAPTER 99 NATIONAL FLAG, EMBLEMS AND NAMES ACT [Date of assent: 9th December, 1963.] [Date of commencement: 10th December, 1963.] An Act of Parliament to prevent the improper use of the National Flag and of certain emblems, names, words and likenesses for professional and commercial purposes, and to prohibit the display of certain flags [L.N.

2/1964, Act No.

32 of 1964, Act No.

15 of 1968, L.N.

32/1979, L.N.

74/1985, L.N.

487/1991.] 1.

Short title This Act may be cited as the National Flag, Emblems and Names Act.

2.

Interpretation In this Act the National Anthem means the national anthem, the words and music of which are set out in the Third Schedule to this Act.

specified emblem means any emblem, seal, flag, pennant, insignia, ensign or coat-of-arms of a kind specified in Part I of the First Schedule to this Act; specified likeness means any photograph, drawing or other pictorial representation of the person for the time being holding any of the offices or dignities specified in Part III of the First Schedule to this Act; specified name means any of the names and words specified in Part II of the First Schedule to this Act, and includes any abbreviation of any such name; [Act No.

32 of 1964, s.

2, Act No.

15 of 1968, s.

2.] 2A.

National Flag Armorial Ensigns, Public Seal and National Anthem declared (1) The flag of which the design and description are set out in Part I of the Second Schedule to this Act is hereby declared to be the National Flag of Kenya (in this Act referred to as the National Flag).

(2) The heraldic device of which the blazon and description are set out in Part II of the Second Schedule to this Act is hereby declared to be the Armorial Ensigns of Kenya (in this Act referred to as the Armorial Ensigns).

(3) The seal of which the design is set out in Part III of the Second Schedule to this Act is hereby declared to be the Public Seal of Kenya.

(4) The anthem of which the words and music are set out in the Third Schedule of this Act is hereby declared to be the National Anthem of Kenya.

[Act No.

32 of 1964, s.

2, Act No.

15 of 1968, s.

3.] 5 [Issue 1] CAP.

99 [Rev.

2012] National Flag, Emblems and Names 2B.

Insulting National Anthem, etc., an offence Any person who shows disrespect, in speech, manner or writing, to or with reference to the National Anthem, or to any specified emblem, specified likeness or specified name, or any representation thereof, shall be guilty of an offence and liable to a fine not exceeding five thousand shillings or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months, or to both such fine and such imprisonment.

[Act No.

32 of 1964, s.

2, Act No.

15 of 1968, s.

4.] 3.

Prohibition of improper use of emblems, names and likenesses (1) Notwithstanding anything contained in any law for the time being in force, no person shall, except with the written permission of the Minister (a) use any specified emblem, specified name or specified likeness, or any colourable imitation thereof, in furtherance of, or display the same as an advertisement for, any trade, business, calling or profession; or (b) use any specified emblem, specified name or specified likeness, or any colourable imitation thereof, in the title of any patent, or in any trade mark or design; or (c) manufacture or import any article or goods bearing any specified emblem, specified name or specified likeness, or any article or goods on which any title, trade mark or design is used in contravention of paragraph (b) of this subsection.

(2) The provisions of subsection (1)(a) of this section relating to the use of a specified likeness shall not apply to the publication of a bona fide news item (whether in a newspaper or by any other medium) or to the publication in a newspaper of any article connected with any bona fide news item other than a news item in the furtherance of, or as advertisement for, any trade, business, calling or profession.

(3) Any permission given under subsection (1) of this section may be given subject to such conditions as the Minister may deem fit.

(4) Any person who contravenes the provisions of this section shall be guilty of an offence and liable to a fine not exceeding five thousand shillings, or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months, or to both such fine and such imprisonment.

[Act No.

32 of 1964, s.

2.] 4.

Prohibition of registration of certain companies, etc.

Notwithstanding anything contained in any law for the time being in force, no authority empowered or required by law to register any company, firm or other body of persons, or any trade mark or design, or to grant a patent, shall (a) register any company, firm or other body of persons under any name; or (b) register a trade mark or design which bears any emblem, name, word or likeness; or (c) grant a patent in respect of an invention which bears a title containing any emblem, name or word, [Issue 1] 6 [Rev.

2012] CAP.

99 National Flag, Emblems and Names if the use of such name, emblem, word or likeness would be in contravention of section 5 of this Act, and any purported registration or grant made contrary to this section shall be absolutely void and ineffective for all purposes.

[Act No.

32 of 1964, s.

2.] 5.

Prohibition of display of certain flags (1) No person shall display at any place or on any premises any flag or banner or permit any flag or banner to be so displayed, being in either case a flag or banner (other than a specified emblem) which is reputed to belong, or is held out by any authority as belonging, to the territory of Kenya or of any particular part thereof (other than the area of a local authority).

(2) Any person who contravenes subsection (1) of this section shall be guilty of an offence and liable to a fine not exceeding five thousand shillings or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months, or to both such fine and such imprisonment.

(3) This section shall bind the Government.

6.

Sanction for prosecution No prosecution for any offence punishable under this Act shall be instituted except with the previous sanction in writing of the Attorney-General.

7.

Power of seizure (1) If a police officer has reasonable cause to believe that some thing which has been used, displayed, manufactured or imported contrary to this Act is to be found on any premises, he may require the person in charge or appearing to be in charge of the premises to allow him to enter the premises and to afford him all reasonable facilities for a search thereof, and if entry cannot within a reasonable period be so obtained the officer may without warrant enter the premises (using force if necessary) and search therein.

(2) If a police officer finds on any premises anything in respect of which he has reasonable cause to believe that an offence under this Act has been committed by any person, he may seize that thing, and where he does so shall bring it before a magistrate, who shall order it to be forfeited if he is satisfied that it has been used, displayed, manufactured or imported contrary to this Act, or else shall order it to be restored to the person from whom it was seized.

8.

Power to amend First Schedule The Minister may, by notice in the Gazette, amend the First Schedule to this Act.

[Act No.

32 of 1964, s.

2.] 9.

Regulations The Minister may make regulations (a) prescribing the occasions upon which, the persons by whom and the manner in which the National Flag or the Armorial Ensigns may be flown or displayed, as the case may be; (b) prohibiting, controlling or restricting the use of any specified emblem, specified likeness or specified name; 7 [Issue 1] CAP.

99 [Rev.

2012] National Flag, Emblems and Names (c) regulating the manner in which application may be made to him for his permission under section 5 of this Act, prescribing the form of any licence by which such permission may be given and fixing any fee for such application and licence; (d) generally for carrying this Act into effect.

[Act No.

32 of 1964, s.

2.] FIRST SCHEDULE [Section 2, L.N.

32/1979, L.N.

74/1985, L.N.

487/1991.] PART I EMBLEMS 1.

The National Flag, and the Armorial Ensigns of Kenya.

2.

The Public Seal of Kenya.

3.

The Emblem or Official Seal of the United Nations Organization.

4.

Any Orders, Insignias, Medals, Badges and Decorations instituted by Act of Parliament or by Proclamation.

5.

The Emblem of the United Nations Decade for Women.

[L.N.

74/1985.] 6.

The Red Cross and the Red Crescent Emblems.

[L.N.

487/1991.] PART II NAMES AND WORDS 1.

The name of the President.

2.

The words Harambee, Jamhuri, Madaraka and Nyayo.

[L.N.

32/1979.] PART III OFFICES AND DIGNITIES 1.

The President.

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99 National Flag, Emblems and Names SECOND SCHEDULE [Section 2A.] PART I NATIONAL FLAG KEY Black.

Red.

B.S.* shade reference 0-006.

Green.

B.S.* shade reference 0.010.

Note.All dimensions given do not necessarily represent any particular measurements and are merely proportional.

*British Standard Specification DESCRIPTION Three major strips of equal width coloured from top to bottom, black, red and green and separated by narrow white strips, with a symmetrical shield and white spears superimposed centrally.

PART II ARMORIAL ENSIGNS BLAZON: Arms.Per fess sable and vert, on a fess gules fimbriated argent a cock grasping in the dexter claw an axe also argent.

9 [Issue 1] CAP.

99 [Rev.

2012] National Flag, Emblems and Names SECOND SCHEDULEcontinued Supporters.On either side a lion or, grasping in the interior forepaw a spear of estate, the hafts of the spears crossed in saltire behind the shield.

The whole upon a compartment representing Mount Kenya proper.

Motto.Harambee.

DESCRIPTION: The shield contains the colours of the National Flag, the middle red strip bearing a cockerel holding an axe; the supporters of the shield are two lions resting on a background silhouett of Mount Kenya containing in the foreground examples of Kenya agricultural producecoffee, pyrethrum, sisal, tea, maize and pineapples; the scroll containing the mottoHarambeesupports the coat of arms.

PART III PUBLIC SEAL [Issue 1] 10 [Rev.

2012] CAP.

99 National Flag, Emblems and Names THIRD SCHEDULE [Sections 2 and 2A.] THE NATIONAL ANTHEM 11 Ee Mungu Nguvu yetu O God of all creation Ilete baraka kwetu.

Bless this our land and nation.

Haki iwe ngao na mlinzi Justice be our shield and defender Natukae na udugu May we dwell in unity Amani na uhuru Peace and liberty Raha tupate na ustawi.

Plenty be found within our borders.

22 Amkeni ndugu zetu Let one and all arise Tufanye sote bidii With hearts both strong and true.

Nasi tujitoe kwa nguvu Service be our earnest endeavour, Nchi yetu ya Kenya, And our Homeland of Kenya, Tunayoipenda Heritage of splendour, Tuwe tayari kuilinda.

Firm may we stand to defend.

33 Natujenge taifa letu Let all with one accord Ee, ndio wajibu wetu In common bond united, Kenya istahili heshima Build this our nation together Tuungane mikono And the glory of Kenya Pamoja kazini The fruit of our labour Kila siku tuwe na shukrani.

Fill every heart with thanksgiving.

NoteThe time values of some notes in each verse must be altered to fit the words.

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2012] National Flag, Emblems and Names THIRD SCHEDULEcontinued [Issue 1] 12 [Rev.

2012] CAP.

99 National Flag, Emblems and Names THIRD SCHEDULEcontinued 13 [Issue 1] [Rev.

2012] CAP.

99 National Flag, Emblems and Names [Subsidiary] CHAPTER 99 NATIONAL FLAG, EMBLEMS AND NAMES ACT SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION List of Subsidiary Legislation Page 1.

National Flag, Emblems and Names (Flying of the National Flag and Displaying of Armorial Ensigns) Regulations, 1965.

17 15 [Issue 1] [Rev.

2012] CAP.

99 National Flag, Emblems and Names [Subsidiary] NATIONAL FLAG, EMBLEMS AND NAMES (FLYING OF THE NATIONAL FLAG AND DISPLAYING OF ARMORIAL ENSIGNS) REGULATIONS, 1965 [L.N.

9/1965, Corr.

No.

4/1965.] REGULATIONS UNDER SECTION 91.

These Regulations may be cited as the National Flag, Emblems and Names (Flying of the National Flag and Displaying of Armorial Ensigns) Regulations, 1965.

2.

(1) Any person who flies or displays the National Flag on any premises, not being Government premises, on any occasion other than a public holiday or such other occasion as may be notified by the President shall be guilty of an offence.

(2) In this regulation, Government premises means any premises used wholly or partly for Government purposes but does not include any building used primarily for residential purposes.

3.

(1) Subject to the provisions of paragraph (3) of this regulation, any person who flies the National Flag on any motor vehicle shall be guilty of an offence.

(2) In this regulation, motor vehicle has the meaning as in the Traffic Act (Cap.

403).

(3) This regulation shall not apply to the President, the Vice-President, the Chief Justice, the Speaker of the National Assembly, a Minister or the Attorney-General.

4.

(1) Any person, not being a member of the National Assembly, who wears on his person a National Assembly badge or any imitation or likeness thereof, shall be guilty of an offence.

(2) In this regulation, National Assembly badge means a badge representing the Armorial Ensigns of Kenya issued by or under the authority of the Speaker either of House the National Assembly.

5.

Any person who is guilty of an offence under these Regulations shall be liable to a fine not exceeding two thousand shillings, or to imprisonment of a term not exceeding two months, or both such fine and imprisonment.

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