Kenya Replaces Leaders With Animals On New Coins
The Central Bank of Kenya is saying goodbye to faces of past leaders on coins. The country’s most famous wildlife will now be featured on newly minted currency
Kenya has replaced the faces of former political leaders with animals on its newly minted coins.
President Uhuru Kenyatta says this shows his country has a come a long way.
According to reports, the decision is an attempt to prevent the glorification of political leaders.
Previous coins bore the likenesses of ex-rulers Joma Kenyatta, Daniel Arap Moi and Mwai Kibaki.
All three also had their images printed on banknotes during their rule.
Many Kenyans felt this was an attempt by the leaders to promote themselves. New coins now have the heads of lions, elephants, giraffes and rhinos instead.