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Central Bank of Kenya

The Central Bank of Kenya (Swahili: Benki Kuu ya Kenya) is Kenya's central bank. The bank is located in Nairobi. The bank's name is abbreviated to "CBK". Central Bank of Kenya was founded in 1966 after the dissolution of East African Currency Board (EACB).


  • Role of the Bank 1
  • Management 2
    • Governor 2.1
    • Deputy Governor 2.2
  • Board of Directors 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Role of the Bank

The Bank is active in promoting financial inclusion policy and is a leading member of the Alliance for Financial Inclusion. It is also one of the original 17 regulatory institutions to make specific national commitments to financial inclusion under the Maya Declaration during the 2011 Global Policy Forum in Mexico.



The current governor of the bank is Professor Njuguna Ndungu whose appointment took effect from March 4, 2007. Former Governors of the Bank are:[1]

Deputy Governor

The current Deputy Governor is Dr. Haron Sirima. Former Deputy Governors include:

  • Ahmed Abdallah 1983-1984 [2][3]
  • Eric Cheruiyot Kutut 1984 [4]
  • Wanjohi Muriithi - Appointed 1992 [5]
  • Thomas Nzioki Kibua - Appointed 1997[6]
  • Edward C Sambili 2001[7]
  • Jacinta Wanjala Mwatela - Appointed 2005 [8]

Board of Directors

The composition of the current board of directors is as follows:[9]

  • Dr. Mbui Wagacha - Ag. Chairman of the Board
  • Prof. Njuguna Ndung'u - Governor
  • Dr. Haron Sirima - Deputy Governor
  • Mr. Joseph Kinyua - PS Treasury, Member
  • Ms Vivienne A. Y. Apopo,
  • Dr. William Otiende Ogara,
  • Mr. John G. Msafari,
  • Ms Florence K. Muindi,

See also


  1. ^
  2. ^ Kenya Gazette. 7 January 1983. p. 2. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  3. ^ Kenya Gazette. 16 October 1984. p. 1482. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  4. ^ Kenya Gazette. 26 October 1986. p. 1398. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  5. ^ Kenya Gazette. 10 January 1992. p. 22. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  6. ^ Kenya Gazette. 4 July 1997. p. 1184. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  7. ^ Kenya Gazette. 17 August 2001. p. 1832. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  8. ^ Kenya Gazette. 27 May 2005. p. 1162. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  9. ^

External links

  • Official website
  • "Kenya: No Governor Please, We Are Kenyans" news story from AllAfrica, on the central bank's governorship job vacancy, dated December 2006
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