President Ruto modifies his flag ahead of Mashujaa Day celebrations

President Ruto modifies his flag ahead of Mashujaa Day celebrations
Photo: Courtesy// President Ruto receiving credentials by ambassadors from Turkey, France, India, and Italy

A month after revealing a yellow standard presidential flag during his inauguration ceremony at Kasarani stadium, President William Ruto has updated his official flag ahead of Mashujaa Day celebrations. the yellow flag has been updated and now contains a green outline.

 Images from the State House's official social media accounts reveal that the updated flag was unveiled for the first time on Friday of last week, when he was presented with credentials by ambassadors from Turkey, France, India, and Italy.

Photo: Old Flag unveiled during president Ruto's innauguration at Kasarani

The previously used presidential flag was entirely yellow and consisted of the black wheelbarrow, two crossed spears and a shield in the colors of the Kenyan flag.

However, the modified version was also hoisted at Laikipia Air Base when the President visited Nanyuki on Friday afternoon to mark the Kenya Defence Forces Day and has continued to feature wherever he goes and on the State House social media pages for the last five days.

The flag is designed to the sitting president’s liking and in Kenya, its bears two spears and a shield to symbolize unity and readiness to defend the country’s freedom.

According to UDA’s party official website, the wheelbarrow on President Ruto’s standard is symbolic of his United Democratic Party’s symbol, which signifies “value, dignity and respect of work in pursuit of an equitable society”.

Retired President Uhuru Kenyatta opted for a blue standard containing the two crossed spears and shield and a dove, the symbol of his party-The National Alliance Party.

The late President Daniel Moi settled on a green standard with a red cockerel as his successor the late President Mwai Kibaki went for a white standard bearing two olive branches.