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Kilifi County (Kenya)

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image by Vanja Poposki, 22 July 2013

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Background

Kalifi County is located north and northeast of Mombasa, bordering the Indian Ocean.  The capital is Kalifi and the largest town is Malindi.  Tourism and fishing are major economic activities due to its proximity to the Indian Ocean. The county boasts good beaches and has popular resorts and hotels.
Bruce Berry, 23 July 2013

The county's administration organized a public contest for the design of the county's symbols (flag, coat of arms and seal). The deadline for submissions was 24 May 2013.  The county symbols must capture the diversity and social economic potential of the County which should include, but not be limited to:
Unity and Cultural diversity
Tourism (the Indian Ocean, Marine life and the beaches along the ocean)
Agriculture (farming including coconut farming, irrigation and livestock)
Education and Human Resource Development (including sports, culture and performing arts)
Resilient, hardworking and hopeful communities.
The designs presented will be subjected to public views after which the winning designs will be adopted. 
Ivan Sache, 22 July 2013


Description of the Flag

The new flag of Kalifi County takes is basic design from the national flag of Kenya and comprises five horizontal stripes.  The central green stripe is fimbriated in white, with the top stripe being dark orange and the bottom stripe being light blue.  The emblem of the county is superimposed within an Masai shield in the centre of the flag.
Vanja Poposki, 22 July 2013