Kenyan Currency

Going on a trip to Kenya and needs to know the name of the Kenyan money unit or just want to know what is the exchange rate for $5 American dollars in Kenyan currency?

Use the links on this page to learn more about the local currency in Kenya, currency symbol, notes and more.


Kenyan Currency Exchange Rate Today

Kenya Money

  • The local money used in Kenya is Shilling.

  • The currency symbol of the Kenyan money is KSh.

  • The Kenyan currency code is KES.

  • The Shilling Notes: The Kenyan currency notes are made up of 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 shillings.

  • The Shilling Coins: 1 Shilling is made up of 100 Cents. Kenyan Cent Coins go from 50 cent, 1, 5, 10 , 20, 40 shillings.

What is the best currency to use in Kenya? obviously it is best to convert your currency to Kenyan money and use the local Shilling as it is accepted everywhere in Kenya. US dollars and other major currencies like British Pound or Swiss Franc are not readily accepted in most business establishments, however some major hotel chains, restaurants and shops may accept US dollars at an agreed upon exchange rate.

Can I use my credit cards in Kenya? Popular credit cards, like Mastercard and Visa, are usually accepted within Kenya (at hotels, restaurants, shops, travel agencies etc.). American Express is less common and can attract surcharges if you are able to use in an establishment - hence check before you use it.

What is the exchange rate for Shilling to US Dollars?

Foreign exchange rates are always changing and in most days by the minute.

It’s important to check out the latest currency exchange rate for US Dollar to Kenyan Shilling before ordering the Shilling you require for your up coming trip at American Dollar to Shilling Exchange Rate Today.

What is the exchange rate for Shilling to British Pound?

Foreign exchange rates are often changing and in most days minute by minute.

It’s wise to ask for the the latest money exchange rate for British Pound to Kenyan Shilling before purchasing the Shilling you need for your next trip from British Pound to Shilling Exchange Rate Today.