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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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Credit Officer Survey Report September 2020

The Central Bank of Kenya has released the credit officer survey report for the quarter ended September 2020. The survey, undertaken on a quarterly basis, monitors trends in domestic credit market developments and standards in Kenya’s banking industry. Read the full...

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Credit Officer Survey Report June 2020

The Central Bank of Kenya has released the credit officer survey report for the quarter ended June 2020. The survey, undertaken on a quarterly basis, monitors trends in domestic credit market developments and standards in Kenya’s banking industry. Read more

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Key CBK Indicative Exchange Rates
US DOLLAR 109.8088
STG POUND 150.6382
EURO 133.3385
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Posted On: 22-01-2021
Key Rates
Central Bank Rate 7.00% 26/11/2020
Inter-Bank Rate 4.98% 21/01/2021
CBK Discount Window 13.00% 26/11/2020
91-Day T-Bill 6.983% 25/01/2021
REPO 5.02% 15/01/2021
Inflation Rate 5.62% December,2020
Lending Rate 11.99% November,2020
Savings Rate 3.42% November,2020
Deposit Rate 6.31% November,2020
KBRR 8.9% 27/07/2016