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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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Kenya Financial Sector Stability Report 2018

The Central Bank of Kenya under the Financial Sector Regulators Forum has launched the Kenya Financial Sector Stability Report 2018.  The Report highlights performance of the financial sector in 2018 and provides outlook on risks and opportunities in 2019. A special...

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Key CBK Indicative Exchange Rates
US DOLLAR 101.4765
STG POUND 130.8865
EURO 112.2103
Posted On: 21-11-2019
Key Rates
Central Bank Rate 9.00% 23/09/2019
Inter-Bank Rate 3.95% 21/11/2019
CBK Discount Window 15.00% 23/09/2019
91-Day T-Bill 7.131% 25/11/2019
REPO 6.90% 16/08/2019
Inflation Rate 4.95% October,2019
Lending Rate 12.39% July,2019
Savings Rate 4.77% July,2019
Deposit Rate 6.97% July,2019
KBRR 8.9% 27/07/2016