Portrait of UHURU’s father, JOMO KENYATTA, will remain on Kenyan currencies-CBK Governor PATRICK NJOROGE defends his choice of KENYATTA’s portrait

Tuesday June 4, 2019-Central Bank Governor Patrick Njoroge, on Monday, defended the organization’s choice of a sculpture of Jomo Kenyatta at Kenyatta International Conference Center on the new banknotes.

This follows outrage with many Kenyans feeling disappointed by the new notes since they contained the statue of Kenya's founding President.

They argued that the Constitution had outlawed the portrait of any of Kenya's Presidents from being printed on the notes. 

Speaking over the matter, Njoroge dismissed the opposers explaining that they missed the point and that the focus was supposed to be the KICC building itself.

He further explained that the new features were unique and that they could make it easier for visually impaired citizens to use the currency.

"I have been informed of a legal challenge that has just been filed. We are going to deal with such issues as a matter of priority," explained the governor.

This comes even as activist Okiya Omtatah, on Monday, went to court challenging the legality of the new banknotes that were rolled out during the Madaraka Day celebrations.


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