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CITATION DESCRIPTION OF NEW ISSUE OF FIFTY, ONE HUNDRED, TWO HUNDRED, FIVE HUNDRED AND ONE THOUSAND SHILLINGS KENYA CURRENCY NOTES
 
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Legislative Supplement Number  
L. N. 72/2019
Date of Publication 31st May, 2019
Preface  
This Notice is issued by the Central Bank of Kenya in exercise of the power conferred by Article 231 (2) of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010 and section 22 (2) of the Central Bank of Kenya Act (Cap. 491).
 
It determines and notifies the denominations, inscriptions, forms, material and characteristics of the new fifty shillings, one hundred shillings, two hundred shillings, five hundred shillings and one thousand shillings currency notes to be issued by the Central Bank of Kenya.
 
The front of all currency notes shall-
 
  • bear the image of Kenyatta International Conference Centre, a skyline image of Nairobi, a rising sun, the Coat of Arms and a dove; and
  • bear the signatures of the Governor of the Central Bank of Kenya, and of the Principal Secretary to the National Treasury.
 
Further, this Legal Notice details the primary themes, reverse images and note sizes of the listed currency; including the main colours and features of each currency.
 
The new banknotes shall circulate alongside those previously issued and not withdrawn.