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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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Draft CBK Guidance Note on Cyber Risk – June 2017

The increased leveraging on technology by banks exposes them to increased cyber risk. In this regard, the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) has drafted a Guidance Note on Cyber Risk that outlines the minimum requirements for banks to enhance cyber security. CBK invites...

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Internship Openings

The Central Bank of Kenya invites applications for nine internship positions in the following areas; Finance, Research and Economics, Strategic Management, Communications and Legal Services. The deadline for submitting online applications is June 23, 2017. Read...

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MEFMI Vacancy – Director Debt Management

The Macroeconomic and Financial Management Institute of Eastern and Southern Africa (MEFMI) is inviting applications for the position of Director, Debt Management Programme.  The deadline for submitting applications is June 2, 2017. Read...

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Key CBK Indicative Exchange Rates
US DOLLAR 103.6283
STG POUND 131.2192
EURO 115.6350
Posted On: 23-06-2017
Key Rates
Central Bank Rate 10.00% 29/05/2017
Inter-Bank Rate 5.75% 22/06/2017
CBK Discount Window 16.00% 29/05/2017
91-Day T-Bill 8.310% 26/06/2017
REPO 4.75% 30/05/2017
Inflation Rate 11.7% May,2017
Lending Rate 13.69% February,2017
Savings Rate 6.81% February,2017
Deposit Rate 7.65% February,2017
KBRR 8.9% 25/07/2016