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NewCurrencyNotesKe: CBK boss Patrick Njoroge says law was followed when designing new notes

– The CBK governor said the currency was designed in compliance with the Constitution and all applicable laws –

He said the public was involved in designing the notes and various features on them and that many were okay with it – A section of leaders questioned the use of a portrait of late former president Jomo Kenyatta on the new banknotes –

Activist Okiya Omtata moved to court to challenge the same arguing use of the late president’s image violated the Constitution Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) governor Patrick Njoroge on Monday, June 3, came out to assure Kenyans that the recently unveiled currency notes were designed in accordance with the law.

This came amid heated debate on whether or not the currency was designed in compliance with the Constitution after a section of leaders raised questions on the use of a portrait of the late former president Mzee Jomo Kenyatta.


Addressing journalists in Nairobi, the governor emphasised all the applicable laws were followed to the letter, including public participation, before the new notes were released.

“We have followed all the applicable laws to get to this point, and in terms of the quality of the notes, we have tried listening to the public. We involved the public in the designs of the notes and various features on it. If you recall, the new coins had images depicting our wildlife.

And in the case of the notes, they are depicting various elements of our economic activities and aspects of things that relate to our economic prosperity,” he said. Read more:

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