Kenya plans to introduce a new generation currency in the second half of 2017, Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) Governor Patrick Njoroge said in September. Njoroge said the designs for the currency were being finalized.
In 1966, the CBK issued its first Kenyan currency that replaced the then-prevailing East African currency which was legal tender in the region. Njoroge said the new currency will include security features to ensure that counterfeits will be almost impossible to make.
The governor said that a massive publicity campaign will be rolled out before the introduction of the new currency in order to increase uptake.