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10 Shillings 1993, Kenya

in Krause book Number: 24e
Years of issue: 01.07.1993
Edition: 56 436 130
Signatures: Governor: Eric Kotut, Member: Wilfred Koinange
Serie: 1986 - 1990 Serie
Specimen of: 14.10.1989
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 140 х 73
Printer: TDLR (Thomas de la Rue & Company), London

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10 Shillings 1993




Head of lion. Security strip.


10 Shillings 1993

Daniel arap MoiOn right side is Daniel Toroitich arap Moi (2 September 1924) is a Kenyan politician who served as the 2nd President of Kenya from 1978 to 2002. He also served as the country's 3rd Vice President from 1967 to 1978. Moi is popularly known to Kenyans as "Nyayo", a Swahili word for "footsteps", as he often said he was following the footsteps of the first President. He has also earned the sobriquet "Professor of Politics" due to his long rule, the longest in Kenyan history to date.

Kenyan coat of arms

Kenyan coat of arms is in the middle.

The coat of arms of Kenya features two lions, a symbol of protection, holding spears and a traditional East African shield. The shield and spears symbolize unity and defence of freedom. The shield contains the national colours, representing:

Black for the people of Kenya

Green for the agriculture and natural resources

Red for the struggle for freedom

White for unity and peace.

Rooster holding axe - According to the African tradition, the rooster is the only domestic fowl that announces the dawn of a new day (more like the alarm clock - the wake-up call). That's why they keep them. At the rooster's crow, all awake and head for work at the early dawn. The rooster is also one of the few animals that seldom moves backwards. The rooster holding an axe while moving forward portrays authority, the will to work, success, and the break of a new dawn. It is also the symbol of Kenya Africa National Union (KANU) party that led the country to independence.

The shield and lions stand on a silhouette of Mount Kenya containing in the foreground examples of Kenya agricultural produce - coffee, pyrethrum, sisal, tea, maize and pineapples.

The coat of arms is supported by a scroll upon which is written the word 'Harambee'. In Swahili, Harambee means "pulling together" or "all for one". It is the cry of the fishermen as they draw their nets towards the shore. The same word is echoed by everyone when a collective effort is made for the common good, such as helping a family in need, or the construction of a school or a church.

On left side are Kenyan roses.

Roses grown in Kenya are very beautiful, delicate flowers. Kenyan weather conditions are beneficial to growing roses there. Alluring neat inflorescence diversity of varieties and colors (yellow, orange, pink, red, light pastel, purple, cream, etc.), delicate flavor that can not be confused with any other - these are just some of the characteristics of Kenyan roses.

Denominations in numerals are in all corners, in words lower, centered.


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Kabarnet High SchoolKabarnet boys school is arguably one of the oldest schools in the country. It was established during the British rule in Kenya (East Africa). The School is a center for excellence and it boasts to have nurtured a significantly high number of respected Kenyans hitting headlines today. Academic excellence and the privilege of being the school where former President Moi studied and taught also set the school apart.

It has always ranked among the top 100 schools nationally. The outstanding design of the administration block became a recognizable landmark when it was selected as the main feature in the ten shillings note, now out of circulation. Several other buildings in the school compound have a monumental touch in them and have withstood test of time. Like Sacho, a notable amount of land has been dedicated to preserve native plants and you can literally feel a change in climate as you enter the compound.

Above is the front view of the school's administration building. Ten shillings note showing the rear view. (Safari ya Baringo англ.)

On left side is a diploma of the school.

On right side is a key, as a key to knowledge.

On background is 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.

Denominations in numerals are in all corners, in words top, centered.