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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.

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MPC CEOs Survey of May 2021

The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) introduced a Chief Executive Officers’ (CEOs) Survey in March 2021, with the objective of capturing information on top firms’ perceptions, expectations and decisions and supporting key policy decisions, including monetary policy. The...

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MPC Market Perceptions Survey of May 2021

The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) undertakes a Market Perceptions Survey, prior to every Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting to obtain perceptions of banks and non-bank private sector firms on selected economic indicators including inflation, economic growth, demand...

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MPC Hotels Survey of May 2021

The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) conducted a Survey of Hotels between May 11 and 13, 2021, to assess the extent of recovery of the sector, particularly following the resurgence in COVID-19 cases in the country and the consequent imposition of zoned lockdowns in...

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Key CBK Indicative Exchange Rates
US DOLLAR 107.8000
STG POUND 151.2641
EURO 129.6550
Posted On: 18-06-2021
Key Rates
Central Bank Rate 7.00% 26/05/2021
Inter-Bank Rate 4.42% 18/06/2021
CBK Discount Window 13.00% 26/05/2021
91-Day T-Bill 7.000% 21/06/2021
REPO 5.52% 03/06/2021
Inflation Rate 5.87% May,2021
Lending Rate 12.08% April,2021
Savings Rate 2.66% April,2021
Deposit Rate 6.3% April,2021
KBRR 8.9% 27/07/2016