CBK launches new currency notes

The new banknotes unveiled by the Central Bank of Kenya during the Madaraka Day celebrations [ Photo, Courtesy]

The Central Bank of Kenya on Saturday unveiled new banknotes during the 56th Madaraka Day celebration held in Narok County.

“More recently we have seen the emergence of some counterfeits. These are grave concerns that would jeopardise proper transactions and the conduct of commerce in our currency.” Njoroge said.In his address during the Madaraka celebrations, President Uhuru Kenyatta said the ongoing war on corruption will continue with no reluctance.“The war against corruption, is a war we are undertaking with no joy, but one that will continue with no reluctance. I will not stop until the house we inherited from our forefathers has been swept clean” he said.Design FeaturesAll the bank notes bear the image of Kenyatta International Convention Center. They also embody each of the big five animals (Lion, Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo and Leopard).

Dr Njoroge said the new currencies have designs that meets the CBK requirements, serve the public aspirations and capture the spirit of the constitution.The 50 shillings note bears images that symbolise green energy at the back while that one of Sh100 bears agriculture-related images.The Sh200 notes bear images of social services, the Sh500 tourism images and the highest value Sh1000 note displays governance images.The notes have features that make them accessible to the visually impaired people.


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