KENYA has four colors in its flag. Each color is a symbol. The colour black represents the people of the Republic of Kenya, red for the blood shed during the fight for freedom, green for the country’s landscape; the white fimbriation was added later to symbolize peace and honesty. The black, red, and white traditional Maasai shield and two spears symbolize the defense of all the things mentioned above.
Its is obvious to the whole world the tragedy that took place in my home, Nairobi Kenya. Innocent lives were lost, from the innocent unborn child to someone grandfather. As the world watched what was happening to a foreign land, Kenyans lived it. They watched, a prayer on their lips as their family, friends and neighbors were taken from them, turned into numbers, a statistic. We were put on the map yet again as another place where senseless killings took place.
But as we all were held hostage by people who didn’t know the first thing about being Kenyan, we stood together as a nation in strength and in love. For three days we prayed for the strength to see us through, for our futures and our someday. We prayed for our Kenyan pride and were determined to look past the smoke and bullets and deaths to get back on our feet.
I am proud to be Kenyan.
I am proud of my fellow Kenyans.
Our Unity is our strength.