Central bank of Kenya functions, portal, jobs , contacts, exchange rates

Central bank of Kenya functions, portal, jobs , contacts, exchange rates

The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) (Swahili: Banki Kuu ya Kenya) is the monetary authority of Kenya. Its head office is located in Nairobi. CBK was founded by in 1966 after the dissolution of East African Currency Board (EACB). Dr. Patrick Ngugi Njoroge is current Governor of CBK and Sheila M’Mbijjewe is the Deputy Governor.

Functions of the Central bank of Kenya

1. It acts as a banker’s bank.
2. It serves as a lender of last resort to commercial banks and also to the government.
3. It encourages the adoption of the financial system according to the changing needs of the markets.
4. It administers external reserves, exchange controls and handles external financial relations.
5. It manages the national reputation. It takes into account accumulated borrowings undertaken by the government to finance its expenditure.
6. It has the sole responsibility of issuing currency. It regulates the issue of notes and coins.
7. The bank is a government banker. It does not maintain the accounts of businesses and individuals in the private sector. It only maintains the accounts of governmental departments. This usually starts in a bank returns as public deposit.
8. Important of all is that it acts as an agent to the government. This is seen when it implements the monetary policy in the pursuit of the government''s national economic development. As part of this process, the bank acts as a medium for a two-way transmission between the government and the financial markets. Among other things, it collects extensive statistical information on all financial institutions. The information is usually about the following:
• The volume of business.
• The sectors of the economy that may need financial assistance inform of lending.
• Who is providing deposits to financial institutions?
9. The Central Bank of Kenya has a duty to supervise the banking industry in general. The bank can issue directives to commercial banks and other financial institutions indicating how much they should be lending (quantitative directives). This has been done through what is known as moral persuasion (friendly persuasion). The bank is mandated to inspect and supervise the directives given to non-bank financial institutions and commercial bank.

Central bank of kenya exchange rates

Key CBK Indicative Rates PDF

CBK Indicative Rates

Foreign Exchange Bureau Rates

US DOLLAR109.7776109.6776109.8776
SW KRONER12.594112.580512.6077
STG POUND150.7512150.5994150.9029
SINGAPORE DOLLAR81.103581.014781.1924
SAUDI RIYAL29.270129.242729.2976
SA RAND7.33937.33087.3478
S FRANC119.5900119.4485119.7316
NOR KRONER12.445712.432312.4592
KES / USHS32.264832.154432.3752
KES / TSHS21.124621.059821.1894
KES / RWF9.18929.16969.2088
KES / BIF18.073317.911318.2353
JPY (100)99.648499.553199.7437
IND RUPEE1.48061.47921.4820
HONGKONG DOLLAR14.096814.084014.1097
DAN KRONER17.347417.330217.3645
CHINESE YUAN16.929816.907816.9517
CAN $86.973386.880387.0663
AUSTRALIAN $79.665679.582179.7492
AE DIRHAM29.886529.856429.9166

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