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100 Shillings 1966, Kenya

in Krause book Number: 5a
Years of issue: 01.07.1966
Edition: 6 919 609
Signatures: Governor: Leon Baranski, Member: Julius Kanuki Gecau
Serie: 1966 Issue
Specimen of: 01.07.1966
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 160 х 95
Printer: Bradbury, Wilkinson & Company Limited, New Malden

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100 Shillings 1966




Head of lion.


100 Shillings 1966

Jomo Kenyatta Jomo Kenyatta Jomo Kenyatta

Jomo Kenyatta (20 October 1891 - 22 August 1978) was the leader of Kenya from independence in 1963 to his death in 1978, serving first as Prime Minister (1963-1964) and then as President (1964-1978). He is considered the founding father of the Kenyan nation.

He was a well educated intellectual who authored several books, and is remembered as a Pan-Africanist. He is also the father of Kenya's fourth and current President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Numerous institutions and locations are named after Kenyatta, including Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Kenyatta International Conference Centre, Nairobi's main street and main streets in many Kenyan cities and towns, numerous schools, two universities (Kenyatta University and Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology), the country's main referral hospital, markets and housing estates. A statue in Nairobi's center and monuments all over Kenya stand in his honour. Kenya observed a public holiday every 20 October in his honour until the 2010 constitution abolished Kenyatta Day and replaced it with Mashujaa (Heroes') day.

In the center is a white rooster from the emblem of Kenya. White rooster with an ax, according to local customs, represents a new and prosperous life.

Denominations in numerals are in all corners. In words centered.


100 Shillings 1966

pineapple field

Pineapple harvest.

On the background is a pineaplle field and Mount Kenya. It is the highest mountain in Kenya and the second highest in Africa, after Kilimanjaro. The highest peaks of the mountain are Batian (5,199 meters (17,057 ft.)), Nelion (5,188 meters (17,021 ft.)) and Point Lenana (4,985 meters (16,355 ft.)). Mount Kenya is located in central Kenya, just south of the equator, around 150 kilometers (93 mi.) north-northeast of the capital Nairobi. Mount Kenya is the source of the name of the Republic of Kenya.

Lower, on left side, are 2 pineapples.

"Cirio Del Monte Kenya Limited" is a Kenyan food industry company that works in the field of cultivation, production and canning of pineapple. The company produces canned whole pineapple, pineapple juice concentrates and cattle feed. Kenya's largest single export export is canned pineapple - the best among the five pineapple exporters in the world. In the past, the company received negative publicity from conflicts with workers and human rights organizations and was defined by human rights organizations as having dangerous working conditions and low living and working conditions for their workers. In 2001, the company was forced to take significant steps to remedy these issues.

The company was previously known as the Kenya Canning Factory, which was formed in 1948. Then it was renamed "Del Monte", after control was acquired by two South African families, each of whom each owned 30% of the company's shares. The remaining 40% belonged to many small shareholders. This happened after the sale of the American company Del Monte Corporation in 1965. In 2002 Cirio Alimentare acquired 98% of the shares in the company, and after that, the company changed its name to Cirio Del Monte Kenya Limited. The company was certified by the International Organization for Standardization in 2002 and was re-certified in March 2006.

"Cirio Del Monte Kenya" owns 10,000 acres (40 km²) of pineapple plantations and employs approximately 6,000 workers (2006 estimate). Approximately 60% of the workforce is women (2004 estimate). The company uses three types of employees: permanent staff, seasonal workers and temporary workers. Permanent employees receive sickness benefits, paid holidays, pension payments, severance pay and have a contract. Seasonal workers earn less and do not receive severance pay, although they also have a contract. Temporary workers do not receive any benefits and are not covered by the contract. All compensation is leveled with the government laws of Kenya, which mandate a minimum wage of approximately 2,800 Kenyan shillings per month (2004). Plantations of pineapple companies are patrolled by guards on horses that use dogs, or on jeeps.

In 2011, the company's annual revenue was estimated, in Kenyan shillings, at $ 4.5 billion, and its processing capacity was 1,500 tons of pineapples daily. Kenya ranks among the top five exporters of pineapple in the world, thanks to "Del Monte Cirio Kenya". Their products are primarily exported to the European market. 34% of the company's production is juice concentrate, 22% whole pineapple, 21% pineapple sugar, and 22% additive to cattle feed.

The company experienced many labor disputes and attracted special attention of human rights organizations. A 1999 report by the Société Générale de Surveillance said that Del Monte did not allow workers to join unions, and union members were not allowed to communicate with employees. The report also found that the company was threatening union organizers. Additional results were that Del Monte did not have a safety plan in the event of an emergency, did not have first-aid kits available for employees, did not provide hearing protection to workers in a high-noise environment, and did not provide gas masks to employees using chemical solutions.

In 1999, Centro Nuovo Modello di Sviluppo (CNMS), an Italian human rights organization, launched a campaign among consumers in Italy to boycott pineapples Del Monte, following this report. This campaign was supported by the Kenya Human Rights Commission, which stated that wages are clearly insufficient to meet the basic needs of workers, that living quarters and sanitation are "disgraceful" and in the fields everything is saturated with toxic pesticides. The World Health Organization defined the situation as "extremely dangerous" and "very dangerous". The company also conducted the practice of intimidating trade union leaders.

On October 5, 2000, the company asked the Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC) to demand that the company stop intimidating union members from Del Monte. KHRC also requested that the company pay attention to issues related to the protection of workers from chemicals, the solution of housing problems of personnel and pollution of the environment.

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