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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.

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MPC Meeting

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) retained the Central Bank Rate (CBR) at 10.0 percent at its meeting held on November 28, 2016. The Committee concluded that inflationary pressures were mild and inflation will remain within the Government target range in the short...

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MEFMI Vacancy – Programme Manager

The Macroeconomic and Financial Management Institute of Eastern and Southern Africa (MEFMI) is inviting applications for the position of Programme Manager in Public Debt Institutional Development.  The deadline for submitting applications is 18th November, 2016. Click...

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Key CBK Indicative Exchange Rates
US DOLLAR 103.9306
STG POUND 125.3733
EURO 110.0881
Posted On: 17-01-2017
Key Rates
Central Bank Rate 10.00% 28/11/2016
Inter-Bank Rate 8.13% 13/01/2017
CBK Discount Window 16.00% 28/11/2016
91-Day T-Bill 8.648% 16/01/2017
REPO 6.23% 14/12/2016
Inflation Rate 6.35% December,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