SEPTEMBER 30 DEADLINE

Beware of fake notes as CBK rolls out new currency

Public should familiarise themselves with look, feel and tilt of new banknotes

In Summary

• Holding up the new banknote to the light and from both sides seeing the watermark of a perfect lion's head. 

• Tilting the new banknote at an angle thus the security thread changes colour from red to green on all the banknotes. 

The new Kenyan currency banknotes
ROLLOUT AT MONTH END: The new Kenyan currency banknotes
Image: COURTESY

The Central Bank of Kenya has warned the public of fake currency circulation ahead of the September 30 deadline.

The public should remind themselves of the features of the new generation banknotes; their feel, look and tilt.

Let’s run our fingers over the note and feel the text ‘Kenya’, value and the edge where Sh50 notes have one bar, Sh100 (two), Sh200(three), Sh500 (four)and Sh1,000 have five bars.

Tilting the new banknote at an angle thus the security thread changes colour from red to green on all the banknotes.

 

Nairobi