Activist Okiya Omtatah has made good his threat to sue Central Bank of Kenya governor Patrick Njoroge for failing to remove founding President Jomo Kenyatta's image from the country's currency. He had written to the governor, demanding he publicly declare he will withdraw all the currency notes bearing the image of individuals with immediate effect, or the activist would move to court.
He says he is aggrieved that more than seven years after the Constitution was promulgated, and two years after the deadline for implementing it lapsed, the bank and the governor have failed to issue notes and coins that do not bear the portrait of any individual.
He says every year, CBK has deliberately been defeating the Constitution by mischievously issuing new currency notes bearing Kenyatta's portrait and backdating to July 16, 2010, which he says amounts to a fraud on the public.
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