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The exchange rate released by the Central Bank of Kenya is an indicative rate, meant to help those exchanging currencies gauge the value of the shilling on any given day.

The Central Bank does not set the exchange rate; it is determined by the market, or supply and demand. Individual forex bureaus and commercial banks set their own rates, which are held to reasonable levels of variance and margins due to competition in the market.

Typically, consumers looking to exchange smaller amounts will find more favourable rates at forex bureaus, while those looking to exchange larger amounts through foreign accounts will find better rates at commercial banks.

Find information about historical exchange rates HERE.

Key CBK Indicative Exchange Rates (Date : 01-12-2021)

CBK Indicative Rates

Foreign Exchange Bureau Rates

CBK Indicative Rates Currency Converter
Input Amount Select From Currency Select To Currency Date Calculated Amount
Key CBK Indicative Exchange Rates
US DOLLAR 112.5235
STG POUND 150.0506
EURO 127.4935
Posted On: 01-12-2021
Key Rates
Central Bank Rate 7.00% 29/11/2021
Inter-Bank Rate 5.23% 01/12/2021
CBK Discount Window 13.00% 29/11/2021
91-Day T-Bill 7.181% 29/11/2021
REPO 4.70% 18/11/2021
Inflation Rate 5.8% November,2021
Lending Rate 12.1% September,2021
Savings Rate 2.57% September,2021
Deposit Rate 6.34% September,2021
KBRR 8.9% 27/07/2016