The currency unit in Kenya is the Kenyan shilling, officially abbreviated as KES, or more commonly as Ksh.
The shilling is referred to as a “bob,” for example “100 bob” or “2000 bob.”
Colorful new notes were introduced last year in compliance with Kenya’s 2010 constitution that prohibits notes and coins from bearing the portrait of any individual.
The faces of the 50-, 100-, 200-, 500- and 1,000 shilling notes all have an image of the Kenyatta International Conference Center, considered one of the most recognizable landmarks in the country.
One of the “Big Five” of the animal kingdom is shown emerging from the final zero on the reverse side of each denomination.
The new coins also feature wildlife rather than Kenyan leaders.