The High Court in Nairobi has dismissed a lawsuit challenging the validity of the new currency.
Two out of three judges ruled Friday that the image of Kenya’s first president on the new currency is not a portrait of a living or dead person.
Only Justice Antony Charo gave a dissenting opinion.
Justices Kanyi Kimondo and Asenath Ongeri further ruled that there was adequate public participation before the roll-out of the new design notes and coins.
The case had been filed by activist Okiya Omtatah and EALA MP Simon Mbugua, who argued that the new notes did not abide by the constitutional guidelines on how Kenya’s currency should look like.