Otiende Amollo Raila's Lawyer raises controversial details on Kenyan money

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Have you ever noticed this on your notes?

play Raila Lawyer Otiende Amollo claims the Government is illegally producing Kenyan money (Facebook)

NASA principal Raila Odinga’s lawyer on Tuesday morning left Kenyans talking after disclosing controversial details that appear on the Kenyan notes currently in circulation.

Speaking during an interview on NTV, Mr. Otiende Omollo divulged that all notes that bear the image of the first President of Kenya Mzee Jomo Kenyatta have the same date.

According to Omollo the Government was deliberately backdating the production dates of the notes so that the currency remains legal.

play NASA lawyers Otiende Amollo and James Orengo during the presidential petition case (Facebook)

 

"We would not be here if was not for impunity. Impunity is having a situation, we have the constitution which says that the notes of this country will not bear the image of any person - that was in August 2010. Seven years later we have notes that bear the image of the founding president.

"I respect the founding president but we should respect the Constitution more. So we have a situation and I dare you if you have any note you will see that all the notes you have read 16 July 2010. We are now manufacturing notes and backdating it because if it was to read any later date, then it will be expressly against the Constitution.

"So we must create the impression that the money we have been using for the last seven years were printed seven years ago. That is impunity," lawyer Amollo said.

play Kenyan 200 bob note (Facebook)

 

Using the portrait of individuals was prohibited after the new constitution was passed during the 2010 referendum.

However, Kenya currency is still using the portraits of the late Kenyatta and retired President Daniel Moi.

The Central Bank of Kenya Act states: "Notes and coins issued by the Central Bank of Kenya may bear images that depict or symbolize Kenya or aspect of Kenya but shall not bear the portrait of any individual”.

Otiende, who is also Rarieda MP, stated that Kenya is plunged into impunity yet the Jubilee Government was turning a blind eye.

He went ahead to challenge Kenyans to post images of notes that have a different date.

“If anyone has a Kenyan Note in circulation bearing the image of Mzee Kenyatta and NOT dated 16th July 2010, I would love to see it...” he tweeted.

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