De La Rue wants Omtatah court case dismissed


Banknote printers De La Rue Limited say they have the expertise to produce Kenya’s new generation currency amid a court case seeking to prevent them from printing the country’s legal tender.

Through Commercial Legal Director Douglas Denham, De La Rue has asked the High Court to dismiss the case challenging the award of the tender to the international security and paper-making company. The case has been filed by activist Okiya Omtatah.

The currency printer further say they were awarded the tender by the Central Bank on merit after a successful tendering process.

“The company has worked in the production of currencies with more than 140 countries and has unrivalled experience in producing secure and robust currencies and currency features,” the currency printers say.

Attorney General, Githu Muigai, has also asked the court to dismiss the case saying it is an abuse of court process.

Through state counsel Charles Mutinda, the AG says the application lacks merit and does not disclose any grounds for the grant of conservatory orders or extension of the interim orders .


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