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Tuesday June 18, 2019 - The United States of America is yet to recognize the new currency unveiled by President Uhuru Kenyatta and Central Bank Governor, Patrick Njoroge, on Madaraka Day.

In a statement, the US Embassy warned Kenyans wishing to make cash payments at the Embassy in Nairobi that they will not be able to do so with the new currency but old ones.

"The Embassy of the United States is currently developing procedures to accept the new Kenyan shillings.”

 "Until these procedures are in place, consular applicants will only be able to pay for services using the previous Kenyan shillings.”

“You may also continue to pay by credit card," the statement reads in part.

It explained that the Embassy is yet to set up new procedures for handling the new notes.

The CBK has set October 1st as the deadline for using the old 1,000 notes.

Here is US' full statement 

U.S. EMBASSY NAIROBI

Message for Consular Applicants
June 18, 2019
Kenyan Currency Acceptance for Consular Appointments at U.S. Embassy Nairobi
The Government of Kenya has introduced new currency with plans for withdrawing all old currency from circulation by October 1, 2019.  The Embassy of the United States is currently developing procedures to accept the new Kenyan shillings.  Until these procedures are in place, consular applicants will only be able to pay for services using the previous Kenyan shillings.  You may also continue to pay by credit card.  We appreciate your understanding as we work closely with the Government of Kenya to put the necessary processes in place as soon as possible.
Assistance:
U.S. Embassy Nairobi, Kenya
+254 (0) 20 363 6451
+254 (0) 20 363 6170 (after hours)
State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

The Kenyan DAILY POST
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