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The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) is celebrating its 50 years of existence and service to the nation of Kenya. These celebrations involve the CBK’s involvement in a number of activities.

Recent News

Engagement with the Youth

The Governor met with the children of Central Bank’s staff who sat for their KCPE and KCSE examinations in 2015 as part of the CBK@50 outreach program targeted at the youth. The aim of this initiative was to inspire the children, to nurture their talent for personal...

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My Miracle Leslie Book Launch

Dr. Maureen Were, a Researcher in the Central Bank of Kenya, recently published a book, My Miracle Leslie in honour of her 12 year old daughter who was born with a rare condition known as Trisomy or ‘Patau Syndrome.’ The condition is characterised by physical...

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Key CBK Indicative Exchange Rates
US DOLLAR 101.2100
STG POUND 132.5036
EURO 113.7769
Posted On: 2016-09-23
Key Rates
Central Bank Rate 10.00% 20/09/2016
Inter-Bank Rate 5.73% 22/09/2016
CBK Discount Window 16.00% 20/09/2016
91-Day T-Bill 7.890% 26/09/2016
REPO 0.00% 09/09/2016
Inflation Rate 6.26% August,2016
Lending Rate 18.1% July,2016
Savings Rate 1.67% July,2016
Deposit Rate 6.64% July,2016
KBRR 8.9% 25/07/2016