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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 : 17-08-2022)

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 119.4500
STG POUND 144.0115
EURO 121.3479
Posted On: 17-08-2022
Key Rates
Central Bank Rate 7.50% 27/07/2022
Inter-Bank Rate 5.60% 17/08/2022
CBK Discount Window 13.50% 27/07/2022
91-Day T-Bill 8.565% 15/08/2022
REPO 7.31% 08/07/2022
Inflation Rate 8.32% July,2022
Lending Rate 12.27% June,2022
Savings Rate 2.5% June,2022
Deposit Rate 6.62% June,2022
KBRR 8.9% 27/07/2016