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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 : 20-01-2020)

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 100.9471
STG POUND 131.7556
EURO 112.0868
Posted On: 20-01-2020
Key Rates
Central Bank Rate 8.50% 25/11/2019
Inter-Bank Rate 3.92% 20/01/2020
CBK Discount Window 14.50% 25/11/2019
91-Day T-Bill 7.232% 20/01/2020
REPO 6.90% 16/08/2019
Inflation Rate 5.8% December,2019
Lending Rate 12.47% September,2019
Savings Rate 4.58% September,2019
Deposit Rate 6.98% September,2019
KBRR 8.9% 27/07/2016