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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 : 22-01-2018)

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 102.8681
STG POUND 142.6919
EURO 126.0328
Posted On: 22-01-2020
Key Rates
Central Bank Rate 10.00% 23/11/2017
Inter-Bank Rate 7.36% 19/01/2018
CBK Discount Window 16.00% 23/11/2017
91-Day T-Bill 8.004% 22/01/2018
REPO 0.00% 04/01/2018
Inflation Rate 4.5% December,2017
Lending Rate 13.69% September,2017
Savings Rate 6.43% September,2017
Deposit Rate 7.66% September,2017
KBRR 8.9% 25/07/2016