The postal corporation of Kenya (Posta) has unveiled a new set of stamps as Kenya celebrates the 50th Anniversary of independence.
The 100 stamps capture different milestones in Kenya’s journey and highlight epochal events n the country’s history as well as its heroes and the eminent personalities who have shaped its politics, arts, culture and social life.
The cabinet secretary ministry of Sports, Culture and the arts, Dr. Hassan Wario said that the stamps depict different aspects of Kenya’s liberation struggle and other key historical interest to philatelists.
“There is a story behind every postage stamp. Each of the iconic images on all those little bits of paper captures a unique angle of the Kenyan history. They play a significant role in honoring national heroes and showcasing important feature of our culture and history,” He said.
The chairman of Posta, Cyrus Maina said that the commemorative stamps aim at showing the strides the country has made in various spheres- social, economic, political and cultural.
He added that the Kenya @50 commemorative stamps are available in Post Offices countrywide for use in postage and collection by lovers of philately.
There were two different kinds of stamps that were launched, the definitive, which are mainly used for postage services; and the commemorative which are issued to mark special events or occasions of national and international importance.