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KES – Kenyan Shilling


The payment processing of this currency is considered to be relatively standardised.

Currency Guidelines

Besides the standard information, a clear reason / purpose of payment is mandatory and consists of a full written description (in English) of the nature of payment to be provided in the remittance information. For example: providing an invoice number without guiding text is considered as insufficient and can result in errors or delays.

Example: Payment of travel expenses – invoice n° 123456789

Additionally, it is mandatory to provide in the remittance information:

  • The beneficiary's full address
  • The beneficiary's bank full name
  • The beneficiary's bank full address
  • The beneficiary's bank KBA routing code
Instructions, technical guidelines & more

To consult the Technical Guidelines of this currency, click here

Additional information

• Available charge options: OUR/SHA/BEN
• Central bank of Kenya: