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There is some uncertainty if the rooster on this flag should be holding
an axe (as in the coat of arms).
It seems there is a bit confusion between the KANU and the Presidential flags. The KANU flag (pre-independence era) is reported as black-red-green with a white shield and crossed lances. The presidential flag was:
1) National flag with black square in center and in that the national arms.
2) Blue flag with a cockerel, two golden lances crossed and a red shield.
3) Daniel Arap Moi changed the background color to green (adopted September 1978). Two versions are reported: one with no cockerel and one with the central emblem was changed later to a cockerel.
Jaume Ollé, 28 February 1999
It seems the Kenya African National Union (KANU) and the National Development
Party (NDP) have merged or about to.
See allAfrica com.:
The party retains the name Kanu, the symbol of the cockerel, and the index finger salute, but provisions have been made to allow party organs to decide on slogans and colours of the flag.
Mark Sensen, 23 Feb 2002
I found a B/W emblem in Rabbow's 'dtv-Lexikon politischer Symbole,
1970, and put that on Jorge's KANU-flag.
Before Kenya became independent the KANU used the flag, listed as the KAU-flag; the KANU's emblem was the cockerel with the battle-axe. That cockerel was put on the Kenyan CoA; the cockerel without battle-axe was put on the presidential flag, according to Whitney Smith, and it can now be found on the site of the (still ruling) KANU - it looks as if the party now has a horizontal BRV flag with in the center a white disk with a red battle-axe-less cockerel facing the fly. But that's sheer speculation.
Jarig Bakker, 07 Jan 2002