The shilling is the currency of the British Commonwealth republic of Kenya. It was introduced in 1966 to replace the East African shilling. Like the East African shilling, the Kenyan shilling is divided into 100 cents. Colloquially, 20 shillings make one Kenyan pound, which is a colonial hangover from when Kenya was a British colony. The sign for the shilling is, as it was in Britain, '/-'. For example, one shilling is written as '1/-'. One shilling and 50 cents is written as '1/50'.