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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.

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FinAccess MSE COVID-19 Tracker Survey Report

In 2020 and 2021, the Financial Sector Deepening Trust (FSD) Kenya in collaboration with Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) and Central Bank of Kenya conducted two waves of the FinAccess Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs) Tracker Survey to better understand...

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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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Key CBK Indicative Exchange Rates
US DOLLAR 108.2000
STG POUND 148.7747
EURO 127.6532
Posted On: 23-07-2021
Key Rates
Central Bank Rate 7.00% 26/05/2021
Inter-Bank Rate 3.19% 23/07/2021
CBK Discount Window 13.00% 26/05/2021
91-Day T-Bill 6.477% 26/07/2021
REPO 5.32% 16/07/2021
Inflation Rate 6.32% June,2021
Lending Rate 12.06% May,2021
Savings Rate 2.55% May,2021
Deposit Rate 6.3% May,2021
KBRR 8.9% 27/07/2016