Official presidential portrait of Kenya

An official presidential portrait released by the government
An official presidential portrait

Kenya Official presidential portrait.

The official presidential portrait of Kenya was unveiled on Tuesday 13th September 2022 during the inauguration ceremony of His Excellency Dr. William Samoei Ruto as the 5th president of Kenya.

What is the design of the president portrait?

The design has been taken using a three dimensional (3D) model of the president with a Kenyan flag  as part of the official portrait. This is the first time we shall have Kenyan flag in the background, Previous presidents have used clear background in their official portrait. The design mirrors the model adopted in America since 1961 where American presidents use their flag in the background.

Unlike the previous 4 presidents of Kenya, President William Ruto has designed his using the latest technology in photography.

Where can i get the official presidential portrait?

The official presidential portrait can be collected/bought from the department of information located at 5th Floor, Uchumi House, Agakwan Walk, Nairobi or through county/ sub county information officers.

The official portrait will be sold at Ksh 300. The other cost shall be the cost of a glass frame which will vary based on the quality and size of the frame one prefers to use.

The portrait has a footer written as follow; “His Excellency Dr. William Samoei Ruto, C.G.H. President of the Republic of Kenya and Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Forces.“

Where is the official president portrait displayed?

The incumbent president portrait is displayed in government offices, buildings, Kenyan embassies, foreign missions and business premises as a tradition.

Is it illegal not to display the president portrait?

There is no any legal requirement under the constitution to have the presidential portrait display. It is a practice in democracies all over the world for incumbent presidents portrait to be displayed

Under article 9 of the Kenyan constitution, the national flag, the national anthem, the coat of arms and the public seal are recognized as the Kenya’s national symbols.

Topbest insight tried to dig deeper why we display the presidents portrait,  and the president been the head of The presidency it makes him part of symbol of national unity

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