David Ndii has opposed the use of Kenya’s first President Jomo Kenyatta portrait on the new generation currency notes.
Ndii claims he was part of the team that drafted Chapter 12 of the Constitution, which prohibits the use of any person’s image in Kenya’s currency.
According to Ndii, Kenyans could not agree on which heroes should be on the currency and therefore settled for none.
“The Kenyatta image offends that spirit. It is deliberate mischief, impunity and contempt for the people— the hallmarks of Uhuru,” said Ndii.
Ndii also claimed he was deeply offended by Jomo Kenyatta who he alleges ruined his image be engaging in greed and tribalism.
The economist said the statue could also be defined as a portrait. He added that the Central Bank of Kenya should not try to use a non-existent loophole and follow the Constitution.