Cosmos Murimi Ndula

Cosmos Murimi Ndula - Kalamba Secondary School, Kenya

My name is Cosmus Murimi Ndula from Kenya, studying at Kalamba Secondary School. First, is the green color; you can separate it into two parts, the white and the green. Now the green color represents the vegetation of our country. You know, our countries, most of our parts of our country is green, so I just draw one part, which is green, to represent the vegetation.

And the other side, you can see that there is a white color, which just represents the peace in our country, which is on our Kenyan flag. On top you can see there is something like a cross. This is to represent what we believe in, we as Christians, there is the shirt that we wear that is used to show that somebody’s a Christian, which is really the color to show a Christian now, that’s what we believe in our country to be a Christian.

Here on my lips there is a red color, represents the blood that was shed during the attainment for independence in our country. They went for, we are killed, they shed a lot of blood, so they were really killing our Kenyan flood, represents the blood that was shed during a fight for independence.

On other side there you can see that there is a black, white, green, and white again, and then there is red color. This the flag of our country, the Kenyan flag, the white – the black represents the black people in our country because they are black. The white here represents peace in our country. The green represents the addition of our country because most of our paths in the country is green.

On these top here can see there is something that looks like a drum. It represents our cultural practices.  In our culture, we usually use the drum.  For example, when I myself go to the midterm, I usually go on and participate in our tradition, practices like songs, singing, and the beating of the drums.

Here down there are some flowers over a lamb and all of these are around, see how to represent the music. I love it so much that I put in music and singing. And this tie here is symbol around to be a sign in singing, sign singing in our country, and those are brother.

Here is a seed, the black thing here, this a seed. That is used in our culture. It is you say usually inherited from one generation to another; for example, women, someone who was a leader in our community becomes old, this is the seed that he just leaves it behind for the next one to be elected. It is used as a symbol of leadership because it is knitted from one person to another.

I think here I would say there are some beads, beads represent our music, just what I love,  so I put them here to represent music, the two of them. That’s of the black color here, on the eyebrows here, you have the black color, which represent the color, the color of people in Kenya. We all are black.