CBK Unveils New Banknotes

  • President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday unveiled the new-generation banknotes during the Madaraka Day celebrations at Narok Stadium.

    The president was invited by Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) Governor Patrick Njoroge to launch the new notes.

    While speaking at the ceremony, Njoroge diclosed that the notes were already in circulation.

    "The Central Bank of Kenya has now completed the process of producing the new-generation banknotes in accordance with the Constitution all applicable laws.

    "I can confirm that the new-generation banknotes were issued on May 31, 2019 by a gazette notice. They are now legal tender," he explained. 

    All the new banknotes bear the image of Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC) - which is one of the most recognizable landmarks in Kenya.

    They will also have images of the big five animals i.e. lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo.

    Each of the new-generation notes has a unique theme. The Ksh50, Ksh100, Ksh200, Ksh500, Ksh1000 notes are inspired by green energy, agriculture, social services, tourism and governance respectively. 

    Njoroge revealed that they settled on these themes because "they are the drivers of a newly reborn and prosperous Kenya."

    The new-generation notes also have distinct features that will help people who are visually impaired.

    Here is the photo: