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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 Visit by Primary and Secondary Schools

Primary and Secondary School students are invited to visit the Central Bank of Kenya or any of its Branches and Currency Centres during the Global Money Week from March 27 to 31, 2017. A maximum of up to five (5) schools will be selected for the visits on a first come...

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Global Money Week 2017 CBK Art Competition

As part of the Global Money Week 2017 celebrations, the Central Bank of Kenya invites College and University Students in Kenya to submit works of art of their interpretation of the mandate of the Central Bank of Kenya. The works of art may include paintings,...

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Key CBK Indicative Exchange Rates
US DOLLAR 103.1056
STG POUND 128.6164
EURO 111.3767
Posted On: 22-03-2017
Key Rates
Central Bank Rate 10.00% 30/01/2017
Inter-Bank Rate 4.57% 22/03/2017
CBK Discount Window 16.00% 30/01/2017
91-Day T-Bill 8.628% 06/03/2017
REPO 6.58% 21/03/2017
Inflation Rate 9.04% February,2017
Lending Rate 13.65% January,2016
Savings Rate 6.08% January,2016
Deposit Rate 7.82% January,2016
KBRR 8.9% 25/07/2016