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The Central Bank of Kenya is responsible for formulating monetary policy to achieve and maintain price stability. The Central Bank also promotes financial stability; an effective and efficient payment, clearing and settlement system; formulates and implements foreign exchange policies; holds and manages foreign exchange reserves; issuing of currency; and is the banker for, adviser to and fiscal agent of the Government.


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The Central Bank of Kenya staff successfully hiked Mount Kilimanjaro on June 4-11, 2017, to raise funds in support of St. Kizito’s School for the Deaf, Litein.

The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) celebrated its 50 years of existence and service to the nation of Kenya in September 2016. These celebrations entailed the CBK’s involvement in a number of activities.

Recent News

Key CBK Indicative Exchange Rates
US DOLLAR 100.2956
STG POUND 133.2761
EURO 113.7008
Posted On: 18-03-2019
Key Rates
Central Bank Rate 9.00% 28/01/2019
Inter-Bank Rate 3.04% 18/03/2019
CBK Discount Window 15.00% 27/11/2018
91-Day T-Bill 6.837% 18/03/2019
REPO 3.39% 01/02/2019
Inflation Rate 4.14% February,2019
Lending Rate 12.51% December,2018
Savings Rate 5.13% December,2018
Deposit Rate 7.41% December,2018
KBRR 8.9% 27/07/2016