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Mombasa Court orders Sh1000 notes exhibits replaced with new currency

WORK LIFE
By Willis Oketch | Sep 27th 2019 | 1 min read
By Willis Oketch | September 27th 2019
WORK LIFE

Mombasa Senior Resident Magistrate Martin Rabera has ordered anti-narcotic detectives to replace Sh 77,000 of old generation Sh1000 notes with the new ones at the central bank before September 30.

The old generation, which will be obsolete after September 30, are exhibits in the trial of two suspects facing drug charges.

The magistrate made the order following an application by Senior Assistant Director of Public Prosecution Aloise Kemo on Friday.

The magistrate ordered that during the exercise old denomination of Sh1000 being kept as an exhibit must be recorded and a certificate for exchange issued.

Speaking to The Standard after getting the order, Kemo said most of Sh1000 notes being held as exhibit involving various cases in the region had been exchanged to meet the deadline.

“I have instructed all prosecutors within my jurisdiction to ensure the old notes of Sh1000 being held by police detectives and ethics and anti-corruption commission EACC as exhibits exchanged with the new notes,” said Kemo.

He said already the prosecutors in Kwale had complied and hoped those who had not applied will do so before the end of the month.

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