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Kenya unveils new generation currency notes

The front of the notes bear the image on Kenyatta International Convention Centre, one of the iconic land marks in Kenya. (PHOTO/Courtesy)

NAIROBI – The Central Bank of Kenya has unveiled new generation currency notes.

The new bank notes in KSh50, KSh100, Sh200, KSh500 and KSh1000 denominations were unveiled by the CBK during Madaraka Day celebrations in Narok County on June 1, 2019.

During the unveiling, Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) Governor Patrick Njoroge said the new notes will circulate alongside the old ones but put a deadline for the circulation of old Sh1,000 notes.

The front of the notes bear the image on Kenyatta International Convention Centre, one of the iconic land marks in Kenya.

It also has a dove to symbolise a peaceful country.

The images of the bank notes symbolise green energy, agriculture, social services, tourism and governance.

The CBK says the notes, which are more accessible to visually impaired persons, will operate alongside the old ones.

Old generation one-thousand shilling banknotes will need to be exchanged by October 1, 2019, after which they cease to be legal tender

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