CBK mum on circulation of new coins weeks after launch
It is almost a month since President Uhuru Kenyatta launched the new generation coins and Kenyans are yet to see them in circulation
The Central Bank of Kenya, during the December 11, 2018 launch, said circulation would begin the same day. Weeks later, only a few Kenyans have admitted to seeing a new generation coin in circulation.
A quick check by Nairobi News through banks within the Central Business District found that tellers are yet to make transactions using the new generation coins.
Commercial banks receive money from the Central Bank which they circulate to customers who trade in coins like supermarkets.
Nairobi News sought a comment from Central Bank of Kenya but a promised press statement has not been forthcoming.
On Twitter, some users questioned why they are yet to see the coins. Others flaunted a one shilling coin that they had come across.
When am I supposed to start seeing the new generation coins?
— Maccos ?? (@Maccoscyrus) January 1, 2019
Watu wa nairobi hawajaleta new generation coins watu wa ocha tuone, but issokay atleast 2019 might bring something ?
— *HitsBlunt* (@iamobiri) December 31, 2018
Am I the only Kenyan who is yet to see a coin with these new generation coins?
— szechuan (@maxmius) December 29, 2018
Finally got this new coin pic.twitter.com/nmNgp3VsQF
— Odhiambotron (@iamrodneyking) December 30, 2018
@CBKKenya You should do more sensitization of the new coins huku mashinani an old woman almost hit me thinking am a conman..
— francis m musyoki (@Francis504) January 3, 2019
I know it's none of your business but I have the new coin pic.twitter.com/FIDMSwfK1g
— Christine Ajulu (@nyogude) December 29, 2018