Mombasa Official Slams City's Barter Currency

Residents of Bangladesh, the largest slum in Mombasa county, have been using the Bangla-Pesa as a complementary currency - but county commissioner Evans Achoki said the unit is not the official medium of exchange.



Bangla-Pesa grassroots coordinator Emma Onyango displays different notes of the currency at her shop in Bangladesh, Mombasa, on May 10, 2017.