Otiende Amollo: New notes unconstitutional
Central Bank of Kenya has been accused of violating the constitution over new notes launched on Saturday.
According to Rarieda Member of Parliament Otiende Amollo, CBK violated Article. 231(4) of the Constitution by sneaking back the image of the first president Mzee Jomo Kenyatta to the new currency.
Through his social media page the legislator said he is convinced, CBK violated the constitution by using the image of Jomo Kenyatta.
” Have Seen The New Notes Unveiled. I’m personally persuaded they’re contrary to A. 231(4) of the Constitution, to the extent that they bear the image & potrait Of The founding President. Are we short of Images that depict Kenya? Thumbs down on this! ” He posted.
Article 231(4) of the Constitution says “Notes and coins issued by the Central Bank of Kenya may bear images that depict or symbolise Kenya or an aspect of Kenya but shall not bear the portrait of any individual.”