‘Wash wash’ seem to be ahead of Kenyans. They have started printing fake New notes yet some people have not even touched the new bills, This is after a taxi driver was found in possession of fake new currency notes in Moyale town.

This has left many people in a state of confusion on how to really identify the genuine new currency notes.

With the hype and anxiety to by many Kenyans, most are confused on how to separate fake from Original.

But you should not be worried of fraudster because the Central Bank Of Kenya through Governor Patrick Njoroge has mentioned some key security features that make the new note stand out.




To identify genuine banknote:

Feel, look and tilt it. If you run your finger over the note, you will feel a raised print on ‘Kenya’ and also on the value of the note.

For the visually impaired people, run your fingers on the edge of the note. Feel One bar for Fifty , two bars for One Hundred, Three bars for two hundred, Four Bars for Five Hundred then finally Five Bars for One Thousand.

Hold up the light and from both sides you will see the watermark of the perfect Lions Head, the text CBK and the value of the bank note.




Also holding the note to the light, from both sides you will see the Security Thread as continuous line.

If you tilt from an angle you will see the Security Thread changing colour from Red to Green. Additionally, for the two hundred, five hundred and one Thousand banknotes when tilted a rainbow colour on the Security Thread.

If you tilt the back of the note at an angle you will see a Golden Band showing the Value of the note

Now you know..