The cost of printing new-look Kenya currency has increased by half to Sh15 billion.

The move comes protracted court battle delays and introduction of a new coat of varnish to reduce wear and tear and prolong their life in circulation.

Central Bank of Kenya on Monday said printing of the new generation currency will cost Sh15 billion, which is Sh5 billion more than the initial cost of tender.

Cofek has previously written to Central Bank if Kenya asking for public participation on choice of images on the new currency

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