Fake Sh1,000 new currency notes hit the market

Fake notes are now in circulation alongside the new real notes that were released by the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK).

A post doing rounds on social media shows the counterfeit of Sh1,000 note.

The fake Sh1,00 note. [Source: Justice for Kenyans Twitter page]

New cartels have already mastered the manipulation of the new currency which have unique themes and security features.

Read Also: How to identify fake new currency notes

CBK Governor Patrick Njoroge had said the new notes have iconic images such as KICC which will help combat the manufacturing of counterfeit money in Kenya.

A twitter post alleging that a Kenyan has been conned Sh17,000 by being given a fake note of the new currency.

However, it seems people are still not aware of the unique features that will protect them against being victims of counterfeit money.

A sample of the fake notes doing circulation. [Source: That Sheriff Twitter page]

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