Kenyan Currency: Photos of Coins Launched by Uhuru

  • President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday launched the new Kenyan currency with the new generation coins.

    The new look coins have replaced the portraits of presidents with pictures of various wildlife.

    One shilling coin now bears the image of a giraffe.

    Kshs 5 coin: Bears the image of a rhino.

    Kshs 10 coin: Bears the image of a lion.

    Kshs 20 coin: Bears the image of an elephant.

    Circulation of the new coins will commence on Tuesday and will bear symbols not portraits of persons.

    The new currency will contain features that make them accessible to visually impaired people.

    He received the coins which are now legal tender and distributed some to people present during the event.

    Here are the photos: