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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

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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MPC Lowers CBR Rate

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) met on September 20, 2016 to review recent economic developments, the outcome of its previous policy decisions, and the economic outlook. The Committee observed that demand pressures on inflation are moderate and inflation is...

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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 101.3133
STG POUND 131.7692
EURO 113.6053
Posted On: 29-09-2016
Key Rates
Central Bank Rate 10.00% 20/09/2016
Inter-Bank Rate 6.45% 28/09/2016
CBK Discount Window 16.00% 20/09/2016
91-Day T-Bill 7.816% 03/10/2016
REPO 0.00% 28/09/2016
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

MPC Meetings

Next Meeting - Nov 28, 2016