@njorogep
Central Bank of Kenya
Daniel
De La Rue
Giraffe
Jomo Kenyatta
Kenya
Lion KES
Moi
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Uhuru Kenyatta

New Generation Coins in Kenya

This morning at the Central Bank of Kenya, President Uhuru Kenyatta launched a new generation of coins in Kenya.

KES 1 coin = Bears the image of a Giraffe

KES 5 coin = Bears the image of a Rhino

KES 10 coin = Bears the image of a Lion

KES 20 coin = Bears the image of an Elephant. ~ @CBKKenya pic.twitter.com/NdRHxQaLF1

This follows the 2010 constitution which barred the image of any person, (Notes and coins issued by the Central Bank of Kenya may bear images that depict or symbolise Kenya or an aspect of Kenya but shall not bear the portrait of any individual) appearing on Kenya’s currency, a practice that has happened since independence, primarily with images of the first and second presidents’, Jomo Kenyatta and Daniel arap Moi.

Governor @njorogep announces that the new-generation coins have been gazetted and will begin to circulate today. pic.twitter.com/PP77QFI4pN

The main theme of the coins, which the President said is “Kenya reborn and prosperity” follows the conclusion in October, of a series of long-running cases that had held up the procurement and printing of new currency by De La Rue.  The President said that the new currency has features that make them accessible to visually impaired people.

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