Today, 1st June, 2019, the Central Bank Governor Patrick Njoroge speaking at the Madaraka Day celebrations held in Narok County announced that new notes have been released. The notes that have been in circulation since 1st May, 2019 will replace the old ones that has the first president of Kenya Mzee Jomo Kenyatta’s portrait. The old Kshs. 1000 notes will also not be used after 1st October, 2019, the CBK Governor warned.
“All persons have until October 1 2019 to exchange Ksh 1000 bank notes for the new generation bank notes, after which the older notes will cease to be legal tender” ~ Central Bank of Kenya Governor Patrick Njoroge
The Central Bank released a poster showing the new notes stating: The Central Bank of Kenya has issued new generation banknotes following promulgation of a new Constitution which ushered hope for a Newly Reborn and Prosperous Kenya. After taking into account views received from the public, CBK adopted concepts to symbolise the drivers of a prosperous Kenya. The front of the banknotes bear the image of Kenyatta International Conference Centre, one of the most iconic and recognisable landmarks in our country. A dove is also shown to symbolise a peaceful Kenya. The images in the back of the bank notes symbolise green energy, agriculture, social service, tourism, and governance. The design are also more accessible to visually impaired persons. These banknotes will circulate alongside those previously issued and are not withdrawn.
The CBK also released the following video: Kenya’s Central Bank launches new banknotes.
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