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Kenya features geothermal plant on new 50 shilling bank note

New 50 Shilling bank note of Kenya featuring geothermal plant (source: Kenya Central Bank)
Alexander Richter 17 Jun 2019

Kenya introduces new bank notes, with one featuring a picture of one of the country's geothermal power plants.

Earlier this month, Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta introduced a new series of bank notes, as reported by Coin World.

The notes are the first issued complying with the 2010 Constitution of Kenya that prohibits portraits of any individuals on notes and coins.

The new notes feature the Kenyatta International Conference Center, one of the most iconic and recognizable landmarks in the country. Others include images of the “Big Five” of the animal kingdom, buffalo (nyati), leopard (chui), rhino (kifaru), lion (simba), and elephant (ndovu).

Each back is devoted to a specific theme related to Kenya today. The red 50-shilling note has a “green energy” theme highlighting wind power, geothermal power, and solar power.

The new Kenyan notes are now in circulation.

Source: CoinWorld

Picture source: Central Bank of Kenya