heusy68

KENYA ORDER OF THE GOLDEN HEART

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Hello Gentlemen,the Order of the Golden Heart is the senior Order of Kenya.Like the Order of the Burning Spear it was instituted in 1966 and exist in 3 classes.

Chief Golden Heart ( C.G.H.) and HM. Queen Elisabeth II is Chief Golden Heart ; then Elder Golden Heart ( E.G.H.), then Moran of the Golden Hear ( M.G.H.)..

Here I will begin by a picture of President Mwai Kibaki awarded Kofi Anan the insignia of the Chief of the Golden Heart

His Highness Karim Aga Khan was also awarded Chief of the Golden Heart by President Kibaki ( a far better quality picture can be seen on the link below ).

I had to re-size the picture to directly post it on ths forum,but click the link,the picture is 1000 % better.

http://simerg.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/aga-khan-iv-kenya-medal.jpg

Emmanuel

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Here is the insignia of the 2nd class Elder of the Golden Heart awarded to Anton Benya (1912-2001) from Austria (President of the Parliament from Austria from 4 november 1971 till 12 december 1986)

This set was auctioned in Germany in december 2007.

Emmanuel

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This is the breast star of the Elder of the Golden Heart.It is made by Spink with their back plate on reverse.It's not a so large star,only 73 millimeters in diameter.

I also have the sash badge which exactly the same,but smaller,but I have only 30 centimeters of unfinished sash.

So if anyone here have a complete sash,or even just the bow I would be very interested to complete my set.

Emmanuel

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Here is the insignia of the Moran of the Golden Heart ( M.G.H.).It's also made by Spink but outer center is of black enamel.

Emmanuel

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Kenya's tourism minister Najib Balala with Order of Colden heart and Kenya Silver Star.

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Chief Golden Heart sash badge

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Chief Golden Heart breast star

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Here on the topic concerning the Order of the Golden Heart I post again the picture of Maj Gen Tangai M.G.H. , E.B.S. from Kenya Air Force,he's wearing the Moran of the Golden Heart as a breast star.

Now watch the second picture : Maj Gen Pastor O. Awitta M.G.H., E.B.S. Commander in Chief of the Navy of Kenya.I choose these 2 officers because they were awarded exactly the same ranks on both Orders.

This officer is wearing the Moran of the Golden Heart as a neck badge,like the one I displayed above.

Is it a kind of fashion,or the way of wearing the rank of Moran of the Golden Heart may have evoluted through time since 1966 ?

Here the link to all Kenya Navy Chef of Staff.

http://www.mod.go.ke/Navysite/kenyanisation.htm

Emmanuel

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Chief of the Order insignia.

Dragomir

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General Jeremiah Mutinda Kianga.

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Ilja

Thank you for the post. Do any of the members have information on the award criteria?

Peter

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