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Activist Okiya Omtatah Wants Kenyatta Removed From Currency

Okiya OmtatahActivist Okiya Omtatah has given the Central Bank Of Kenya seven days to remove the image of Jomo Kenyatta from Kenya’s Currency saying that it is against the constitution.

Mr Okiya Omtatah said that the constitution prohibits the use of portraits or images of individuals on currency. It states notes and coins should only bear images that depict or symbolise an aspect of Kenya.

In a letter dated 14th September, the activist told the CBK governor Patrick Njoroge that he has seven days to take down all unconstitutional currency.

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The activist said that failure to do such would force them to take legal action against the Central Bank at the banks own cost.

The Central Bank governor had last year said that the change in currency will cost the Kenya Ksh.18 billion to roll out a new currency and they had a deadline of this month to start the process after failing to beat the 2015 deadline.

Okiya Omtatah  insisted that the notes and coins should not contain images of  any individual.


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Written by Merxcine Cush

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