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The Central Bank of Kenya staff successfully hiked Mount Kilimanjaro on June 4-11, 2017, to raise funds in support of St. Kizito’s School for the Deaf, Litein.
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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Draft Kenya Green Finance Taxonomy (KGFT)

The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) has released the draft Kenya Green Finance Taxonomy (KGFT)  for public consultation. The draft KGFT is intended to serve as a tool to enable market participants classify whether particular economic activities are ‘green’ or...

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CEOs Survey of March 2024

The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) has released the report of the March 2024 CEOs Survey. The Survey is conducted every two months, prior to the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting. The objective of the Survey is to capture information on top firms’ perceptions,...

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Market Perceptions Survey Report of March 2024

The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) undertakes a Market Perceptions Survey, prior to every Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting, to obtain perceptions of banks and non-bank private sector firms on selected economic indicators including inflation, economic growth,...

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Agriculture Sector Survey of March 2024

The agriculture sector continues to play a critical role in Kenya’s economy accounting for about 20 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The sector also employs over 40 percent of the total population and more than 70 percent of the rural populace. Given the...

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Key New CBK Indicative Exchange Rates
US DOLLAR 130.3514
STG POUND 163.8778
EURO 140.0756
Posted On: 12-04-2024
Key Rates
Central Bank Rate 13.00% 03/04/2024
Inter-Bank Rate 13.19% 12/04/2024
CBK Discount Window 17.00% 03/04/2024
91-Day T-Bill 15.733% 15/04/2024
REPO 8.94% 11/08/2023
Inflation Rate 5.7% March,2024
Lending Rate 15.2% January,2024
Savings Rate 3.69% January,2024
Deposit Rate 10.18% January,2024
KBRR 8.9% 27/06/2016