The East African Community emblems as spelt out in the Community Emblems Act, 2003* are the following:
- The Community Flag
- The Community Emblem (Logo)
- The Official Seal of the Community
* The EAC Anthem (to be included after amendment of the Community Emblems Act, 2003)
The Community Flag
Interpretation of the colour format for the EAC Flag:
|Blue background||Lake Victoria signifying the unity of the EAC Partner States|
|White, Black, Green, Yellow, Red||Representing the different colours of the flags of each of the EAC Partner States|
|Handshake||East African Community; and|
|Centre||East African Community logo|
The Community Emblem (Logo)
Interpretation of the EAC Logo:
The Logo consists of a map of the five Partner States with Lake Victoria in prominence in a circle bordered by an industrial wheel. On both sides of the industrial wheel are two arches of leaves ending with the letters EAC at the top and a handshake at the bottom.
The lower part of the circle rests on a framework with the words Jumuiya ya Afrika Mashariki inscribed in black at the bottom of this framework. The Logo contains the same colours as are in the flag.
The EAC Anthem
The 12th Ordinary Summit of the EAC Heads of State meeting in Arusha adopted the EAC Anthem, Wimbo wa Jumuiya Afrika Mashariki, on 3 December 2010. The adoption of the Anthem brought to an end a decade-long search for a song that East Africans would call their own.
Wimbo wa Jumuiya Afrika Mashariki is a melodic three-stanza composition written in Kiswahili. It exhorts East Africans to pursue the virtues of unity, patriotism and hard work, while cultivating a spirit of comradeship.
1. Ee Mungu twaomba ulinde
Jumuiya Afrika Mashariki
Tuwezeshe kuishi kwa amani
Tutimize na malengo yetu.
Jumuiya Yetu sote tuilinde
Umoja wetu ni nguzo yetu
Idumu Jumuiya yetu.
2. Uzalendo pia mshikamano
Viwe msingi wa Umoja wetu
Natulinde Uhuru na Amani
Mila zetu na desturi zetu.
3. Viwandani na hata mashambani
Tufanye kazi sote kwa makini
Tujitoe kwa hali na mali
Tuijenge Jumuiya bora.