Central Bank gets green light to open tender documents for printing of new design currency

The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) can now open the tender bids for the printing of the new design Kenyan currency tomorrow as planned.

This is after judge Chacha Mwita turned down an application by DeLaRue Security Printing firm and another interested printing company who had sought to stop CBK from opening the tender documents.

Instead, Justice Mwita directed the printing firms to respond to allegations by CBK that they illegally obtained tender documents before he can consider giving any orders.

Parties in the case are required to appear in court next Thursday when De La Rue will explain to the court how it obtained the tender documents yet the company never participated in the tendering process.