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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 (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

CBK wins 2016 KIB Games

The Central Bank of Kenya was crowned champions of the 32nd edition of the Kenya Institute of Bankers (KIB) Interbank Games held at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies on 8th October, 2016. The CBK garnered 667 points to dethrone last year’s winners, Equity Bank, who...

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Future of Finance Conference

The Governor, Central Bank of Kenya, Dr. Patrick Njoroge today addressed delegates at the 4th Edition of the Dutch Development Bank (FMO) Future of Finance conference to be held on September 25-27, 2016 in Noordwijk, the Netherlands. The theme of the conference...

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Key CBK Indicative Exchange Rates
US DOLLAR 101.3828
STG POUND 123.8636
EURO 110.5628
Posted On: 27-10-2016
Key Rates
Central Bank Rate 10.00% 20/09/2016
Inter-Bank Rate 4.05% 26/10/2016
CBK Discount Window 16.00% 20/09/2016
91-Day T-Bill 7.696% 24/10/2016
REPO 6.00% 21/10/2016
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

MPC Meetings

Next Meeting - Nov 28, 2016