Resistance has already began. But the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) is standing firm.
Following the roll out of new bank notes as well as the withdrawing of Ksh1,000 “old series” notes, court cases have already been filed.
While East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) MP Simon Mbugua and activist Okiyah Omtata rush to the courts, CBK Governor Patrick Njoroge has defended the process saying all the legal procedures, including public participation, was followed.
The CBK head had strong words for those questioning why the new roll out was going on in light of current circumstances.
“Iko shida. (There’s a major problem). You don’t wait until the house is burning to grab the fire extinguisher,” said Njoroge