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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, the full beneficiary's name (no initials) and the full beneficiary's address are mandatory.

A clear reason / purpose of payment is recommended 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 next to the SWIFT BIC code, the beneficiary's bank branch routing code consisting of 5 digits.

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: