THIS IS HOW TO DETECT FAKE NEW CURRENCY USING THE CBK APP

The new currency was officially launched during the Madaraka day celebration on June 1, 2019, by H. E the President Uhuru Kenyatta with an additional announcement that the old 1000 currency would be rendered obsolete on October 1, 2019.

Although the new currency has not fully been embraced by the public due to numerous factors ranging from the presence of a portrait which contravenes the constitution, smaller size of the notes, availability of new counterfeit currency, to the recent national debate on the use of the word Bank instead of Benki.

Although most might argue that they are yet to come into contact with the new currency, instances of counterfeit new currency recently emerged and this launched a campaign on educating the masses on how to detect fake new currency.

Due to this, the CBK recently launched an all-in-one app that provides in-depth details regarding the new currency.
One can download the app via https://bit.ly/2Rrqz1i

Below we shall highlight some of the app’s features that make it a must download for any Kenyan.

FEEL
These are the noticeable differences felt through the sense of touch.

KES 50
FRONT

Bars located on the left side of the note is ONE.
The printed text KENYA at the top is ELEVATED.
The printed value 50 located at the right is also ELEVATED.

KES 100
FRONT

Bars located at the left side of the note are TWO.
The printed text KENYA at the top is ELEVATED.
The printed value 100 located at the right is ELEVATED.

KES 200
FRONT

Bars located at the left side of the note are THREE.
The printed text KENYA at the top is ELEVATED.
The printed value 200 located at the tight is ELEVATED.

KES 500
FRONT

Bars located at the left side of the note are FOUR.
The printed text KENYA at the top is ELEVATED.
The printed value 500 located at the right is ELEVATED.

KES 1000
FRONT

Bars located at the left side of the note are FIVE.
The printed text KENYA at the top is ELEVATED.
The printed value 1000 located at the right is ELEVATED.

VISUAL
These are the noticeable differences observed through the sense of sight.

KES 50
FRONT

Held up to the light, a watermark of a lion’s portrait is visible, the letters CBK as well as the value 50.
The security thread appears as a continuous line.

BACK

Held up to the light, a lions portrait is visible, the letters CBK and also the value 50.

KES 100
FRONT

Held up to the light, a lions portrait is visible, the letters CBK and also the value 100
The security thread appears as a continuous line.
BACK

Held up to the light, a lions portrait is visible, the letters CBK and also the value 100

KES 200
FRONT

Held up to the light, a lions portrait is visible, the letters CBK and also the value 100
The security thread appears as a continuous line.
BACK

Held up to the light, a lions portrait is visible, the letters CBK and also the value 200

KES 500
FRONT

Held up to the light, a lions portrait is visible, the letters CBK and also the value 100
The security thread appears as a continuous line.
BACK

Held up to the light, a lions portrait is visible, the letters CBK and also the value 500

KES 1000
FRONT

Held up to the light, a lions portrait is visible, the letters CBK and also the value 100
The security thread appears as a continuous line.
BACK

Held up to the light, a lions portrait is visible, the letters CBK and also the value 1000

TILT
These are the indicators NOTICEABLE observed when tilting the note

KES 50
FRONT

The security thread changes color from red to green.

BACK

The golden band shows the value of the note ie 50

KES 100
FRONT

The security thread changes color from red to green.
BACK

The golden band shows the value of the note ie 100

KES 200
FRONT

The security thread changes color from red to green and also has additional rainbow colors.
BACK

The golden band shows the value of the note ie 200

KES 500
FRONT

The security thread changes color from red to green and also has additional rainbow colors.
BACK

The golden band shows the value of the note ie 500

KES 1000
FRONT

The security thread changes color from red to green and also has additional rainbow colors.

BACK

The golden band shows the value of the note ie 1000

UV LIGHT
These are the noticeable indicators under ultraviolet light

KES 50
FRONT

The vertical serial numbers located at the left will glow yellow.
The arrow-shape alongside the dove will have an inward green glow and an outward yellow glow.
The value text 50 located at the bottom right will give off a green glow.
BACK

There are 2 yellow stripes with the value 50 highlighted in green at the opposite ends overlapped by a green dove.
There are also shades of green and yellow above the dove’s image.

KES 100
FRONT

The vertical serial numbers located at the left will glow yellow.
The arrow-shape alongside the dove will have an inward green glow and an outside red glow.
The value text 100 located at the top center will give off a green glow.

BACK

There are 2 red stripes with the value 100 highlighted in green at the opposite ends overlapped by a green dove.
There are also shades of green and red above the dove’s image.

KES 200
FRONT

The vertical serial numbers located at the left will glow yellow.
The dove located underneath the serial number will also glow.
The value 200 located at the bottom center will glow green

BACK

There are 2 yellow stripes with the value 200 highlighted in green at the opposite ends overlapped by a green dove.
There are also shades of green and yellow above the dove’s image.

KES 500
FRONT

The vertical serial numbers located at the left will glow yellow.
The arrow-shape alongside the dove will have an inward green glow and an exterior yellow glow.
Their are 2 value text 500 located at the bottom center giving off a green glow.

BACK

There are 2 green stripes with the value 500 highlighted in yellow at the opposite ends overlapped by a yellow dove.
There are shades of green and yellow next to the central lions image.

KES 1000
FRONT

The vertical serial numbers located at the left will glow yellow.
The arrow-shape alongside the dove will have an inward red glow and an outside yellow glow.
The value text 1000 located at the top center and also bottom right will give off a green glow.

BACK

There are 2 green stripes with the value 1000 highlighted in red at the opposite ends overlapped by a red dove.
There are also shades of green and red above the dove’s image.

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