Kenyans have reacted to the new currency that was launched by President Kenya. The president revealed the new coins which bear wild animals and not the usual former Presidents potraits.
Kenyans on Twitter led by the famous mafisi Sacco cried foul over not being featured on the new currency. They said that as they were the biggest Sacco in Kenya and that their symbol of the Fisi swahili for hyena which is known for scavenging should also have featured in the new legal tender.
Here are some of the reactions from Kenyans on the new currency:
President Kenyatta the biggest SACCO isn't happy We are not represented here!
KES 1 coin = Bears the image of a Giraffe
KES 5 coin = Bears the image of a Rhino
KES 10 coin = Bears the image of a Lion
— ҽӀժօɾҽԵ'Տ ƒíղҽՏԵ? (@bethuruto) December 11, 2018
Dear President Kenyatta, when that time comes to unveil the Ksh 50 note design we are expecting the second design please.???
Yours truly,the Biggest Sacco in Kenya
cc @Sam_Lulli #NewCurrencyKE pic.twitter.com/8WOYB9SxkP
— Mugiira Gitaari (@dennilsn) December 11, 2018
The KES 1 coin bears the image of a big animal, but what it buys….. Hata si wangeweka picha ya paka basi pic.twitter.com/rkepsrCXMk
— PicSpeak (@pic_speak) December 11, 2018
— I TAKE GUINNESS ? ? (@MkulimaMdogo) December 11, 2018
Some Kenyans complained that the Sh. 1 coin had become redundant and the shops both in cities and the villages were rejecting them. They complained that launching that coin was a waste of time as the coin had lost value.
— jez.mwadime (@jezmwadime) December 11, 2018
— EldoretTopBlogger™?? (@Neekyshadrack) December 11, 2018
Breaking news : Rift Valley MPs blast @CBKKenya and @UKenyatta for releasing the #NewCurrencyKE without portraits of athletes saying that is a well calculated scheme to kill the industry ahead of 2022 Elections.
— Rein (@Asamoh_) December 11, 2018
— ᴋᴇɴʏᴀɴsᴏɴ™ (@Jay_mycals) December 11, 2018
Other Kenyans said that the billions that have been hidden will now loose value with his new currency. They claimed that the new legal tender would some how unveil the millionaires who hide their money away from banks.
— TEETOTALER™ (@LilKoima) December 11, 2018
I wish president @UKenyatta would have used the opportunity to make a statement on the fight against #corruption by recalling all the 1k notes & give two weeks notice to have all returned to @CBKKenya. Maybe a fresh start on corruption would have began in #Kenya #NewCurrencyKE https://t.co/dThWXbaZIc
— Hillary Onami (@HillaryOnami) December 11, 2018
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