- The old notes were replaced with new ones in October 2019.
- Central Bank Governor Patrick Njoroge said the old Sh1,000 notes will cease being legal.
Lawyer Miguna Miguna wants Attorney General Justine Muturi to replace his old Sh1,000 notes with new ones.
Miguna said that he was unable to replace his old notes because he was not in Kenya.
In a statement on Tuesday, Miguna said he had left Sh45,000 old one-thousand notes in his pocket.
“Uhuru later replaced the Sh1,000 notes with the new ones. I would like Muturi to replace my old notes with the new ones,” he said.
Miguna came back to Kenya on October 20.
He was forced out of the country in 2018 and had not been able to come back despite several attempts.
Red alerts were also imposed against him, blocking his chances of travelling back.
The alerts were however lifted after President William Ruto took power, Miguna said.
The old notes were replaced with new ones in October 2019.
Central Bank Governor Patrick Njoroge said the old Sh1,000 notes will cease being legal.
“By a Gazette Notice dated May 31, 2019, all persons have until October 1, 2019, to exchange those notes, after which the older one thousand shillings banknotes will cease to be legal tender,” he said then.
The new notes have a photo of the iconic Kenya International Conference Centre and the big five; the lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and buffalo.