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World|life|December 12, 2018 / 01:10 PM
Kenya promotes wildlife heritage on new currency coins

AKIPRESS.COM - The Central Bank of Kenya on Tuesday unveiled four new currency coins with inscriptions depicting the country's rich wildlife, CNN reports. 

Kenya's new 1, 5, 10 and 20 shillings coins feature images of a giraffe, rhino, lion, and an elephant respectively on one side with the Kenyan coat of arms on the other.

The old coins had portraits of the country's former presidents Jomo Kenyatta and Daniel arap Moi.

The country's Apex bank in a statement said it sought the public's opinion before it adopted the wildlife images on the coins, adding that features on the new currency will make them "more accessible to visually impaired persons."

Inscriptions on the coins are written in English and Swahili, the country's two official languages.

President Uhuru Kenyatta unveiled the new currency.

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