Saturday, September 21, 2019- Safaricom has announced that the old generation Ksh1000 notes will not be accepted in all their shops countrywide as from 26 September.
This is four days earlier than the deadline set by the Central Bank of Kenya.
The giant telecom states that this deadline will ensure a smooth transition into the new currency and give its employees at the various shops spread across the country ample time to bank the money or change it for the new currency.
"We will no longer accept the old generation notes effective Thursday, September 26. This is to allow us to have a seamless transition to the new currency before the deadline of Monday, September 30" the statement read in part.
On Friday September 20, Central Bank Governor Dr Patrick Njoroge, revealed that old notes worth more than Ksh 100 billion were still yet to be swapped by citizens.
Njoroge further reiterated that there will be no extension date for those who will not have made the swap by the given time.
“Old Ksh 1000 notes will be worthless after Sept 30. Exchange them now!” Dr.Njoroge warned.
The Kenyan DAILY POST.