With the end of old notes era, many Kenyans have been trying to purchase expensive stuff just to get rid of the cash that will be invalid at the end of the month.
Safaricom on Thursday, closed the doors for old notes in MPESA retailers and Kenyans have less than a day to get the money to the bank.
According to Nairobi News, Last week a man walked into a Nairobi car yard and paid for a luxury Mercedes with a mountain of 1,000 shilling banknotes.
This was a move to dispose off the old notes that will be worthless after the court gave four months for Kenyans to exchange it with the new currency.
John, a car dealer in Nairobi, recalled his customer last week counting out thousands upon thousands of banknotes to purchase a luxury car worth 7,000,000.
“People want to get rid of their old notes, but they know very well that questions will be asked if they go put the money themselves in the bank,” said John, who declined to offer his real name due to the nature of his business.
Another exciting moment is a party that went down on Friday where revellers bid bye the old banknotes in style.