Changes to the constitution mean former president Jomo Kenyatta can no longer appear on the notes © ppart/123RF
Changes to the constitution mean former president Jomo Kenyatta can no longer appear on the notes © ppart/123RF

Kenyan watchdog blocks banknote procurement

posted by Francis Churchill
11 January 2018

Kenya’s procurement authority has cancelled a contract to print the country’s new bank notes because the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) awarded it unlawfully.

The Public Procurement Administrative Review Board (PPARB) said the De La Rue – which was awarded the contract – should not have been given a preferential weighting for domestic manufacturing. 

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