The Central Bank of Kenya had given Kenyans and all business entities to return all old 1000 notes to the bank. The stipulated deadline ends today at midnight. If you still have an older note, you’ve got today to return and exchange them.
Larger corporations have too followed a similar trend with giant telco operator Safaricom similarly advising customers on its intended severe of ties with the retiring Ksh.1000 note in all of its retail stores from September 27.
“Safaricom will not take old notes after September 26 to allow us bank in time. Please note all Ksh.1000 notes must be submitted with the September 27 Cash in Transit (CIT) collections,” the company noted in an operations memo seen at the end of last week.
CBK has acknowledged receipt of the observations on the rejection of the old series Ksh.1000 notes by some business entities but has stuck by its October 1 deadline insisting it will not be extended.
If you still have the note you can chose to use it as a souvenir or change it with a new note.
As the deadline for exchanging the old Sh1000 notes with the new generation ones approaches. You are hereby advised to deposit the Old 1000 KES notes at @MOMBO_App before Sept 31st. 😚 #MomboCares pic.twitter.com/16fxAOvxA3
— Etoo 🇰🇪 (@etooo254) September 27, 2019