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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) 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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CBK Guidance Note on Cybersecurity

The leveraging on technology by banks exposes them to increased cyber risks. In this regard, the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) has issued a Guidance Note on Cybersecurity that outlines the minimum requirements for banks to enhance their cyber security. Read...

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MPC retains CBR at 10 percent

The Monetary Policy Committee retained the Central Bank Rate (CBR) at 10.0 percent at its July 17, 2017 meeting. The meeting was held against a backdrop of declining food prices, sustained macroeconomic stability, and continued resilience of the economy. Read...

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Key CBK Indicative Exchange Rates
US DOLLAR 103.3878
STG POUND 133.1381
EURO 121.1369
Posted On: 18-08-2017
Key Rates
Central Bank Rate 10.00% 17/07/2017
Inter-Bank Rate 8.86% 15/08/2017
CBK Discount Window 16.00% 29/05/2017
91-Day T-Bill 8.153% 21/08/2017
REPO 7.99% 11/07/2017
Inflation Rate 7.47% July,2017
Lending Rate 13.71% May,2017
Savings Rate 5.85% May,2017
Deposit Rate 7.07% May,2017
KBRR 8.9% 25/07/2016