KAMPALA Uganda (Xinhua) --
Uganda’s central bank said Tuesday that it has
stopped exchange of the Kenyan currency after Kenya decided to
suspend currency conversion and repatriation of the Kenyan
The Bank of Uganda said in a statement that
the Central Bank of Kenya informed it that it has issued a new
series of Kenyan banknotes with a view to combating illicit
flows and counterfeits into Kenya.
"In light of the new developments, the Bank of Uganda will
not accept the Kenya shillings at its counters with immediate
effect," the statement said.
The Bank of Uganda said changing the Kenyan currency from old
to new banknotes can only be done in Kenya.