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Kenyan shilling

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  • Kenya, Republic
  • Kenyan shilling
  • Nairobi
  • of 566 970 sq. km
  • a Swahili (state), English (state), etc.
  • KE (KEN) 404

Monetary unit of Republic of Kenya is the kenyan shilling making 100 cents and manufactured by Central bank of Kenya.

For issue of token moneys and a monetary management in Kenya and Uganda in December, 1919 Management of monetary circulation of East Africa has been created. Since 1920 Management began to carry out issue and for Tanganyika. The East African shilling equal to 100 cents became monetary unit instead of Indian rupee. After declaration of independence of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda in 1961-1963 Management of monetary circulation of East Africa continued the issuing activity. In Kenya the kenyan shilling which issue has begun on September, 14th, 1966 became new monetary unit

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In a cash turn-over there are denominations of denomination of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 shillings. An official international designation of the this native currency is the combination of letters KES . Exportation of kenyan shillings for limits of Kenya is strictly forbidden.

On December, 12th, 2003 in memory about "40 years of independence 1963-2003 a new series of notes, with the plotting of the first Kenyan president of a Kenyatta on denominations of denomination in 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 shillings has been manufactured.

On face side of a denomination in nominal value of 100 shillings the portrait of the first Kenyan president of a Kenyatta, on the back - a monument to this president and the International conference center of a name of the Kenyatta, possessed in Nairobi is represented.

All token moneys of Kenya in this or that kind are decorated by the plotting of its State Emblem consisting of an oval board on which the cock with an axe as a symbol of the alertness, two crossed copies on which the described board, and two lions as chargers is kept is seated.

Face side of 50 shillings of Kenya
the Back of 50 shillings of Kenya

Kenya has received independence in 1963, and republic became since 1964 with a Kenyatta as the first president. A Kenyatta it was intolerant of heterodoxy in Kenya. It has outlawed some opposition parties in 1969 and since 1974 has created the one-party state. He adhered to foreign policy of non-alignment and has died in the office in 1978.

Face side of 200 shillings of Kenya
the Back of 200 shillings of Kenya

It is updated 03.2012

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