The introduction of new banknotes – in consistency with the 2010 Constitution  –  was announced on May 31, 2019 in Kenya. The so called New Generation Banknotes will circulate alongside the older (previously issued and not yet withdrawn) banknotes. However, the older one-thousand-shilling notes will be withdrawn as from Oct 1, 2019 and cease to

Kenya’s official currency is Kenyan shilling (KSH or KES). In some places USD is also accepted or even required (like in national parks or hotels). As a general rule we recommend you to use the currency that is given for the price (to avoid loss in the exchange rates). Many currencies (EUR, USD, GBP etc.) are changed in the