By Kevin Wagura

His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta together with the CBK Governor Patrick Njoroge has unveiled new age coins that begin circulation today.

The new Kenya shilling notes are fashioned to enable the visually-impaired to use them. They are expected to be in notes of Sh50, Sh100, Sh200, Sh500 and Sh1,000.

President Kenyatta has today unveiled the new currency as stipulated under the 2010 Constitution. The Constitution banned the use of a person’s portrait on currencies meaning the reform is expected to have new features

“A currency is not just an exchange of value but they present a unique way of history and the celebration of our culture.”

The President concluded by saying that he is happy that the public views were considered and also informed that the coins contain features for visually impaired persons.

These are the features in the new coins:

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

KES 20 coin = Bears the image of an Elephant.