Send money to Kenya

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Send money to Kenya using our secure online transfer options and help to support your family and friends.

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We're fast

90% of our mobile money transfers to Kenya are paid in less than 10 minutes - and we sent almost 2 million transfers to Kenya in 2018!

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We're reliable

We’re the only online money transfer provider that gives you 4 different ways to send money to Kenya: bank transfer, airtime top up, mobile money and cash pickup. We have 15k cash pick up locations in Kenya and we send to all major Kenyan banks!

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We're secure

Transfer money to Kenya safely and securely using any device. Whatever transfer type you choose, our industry-leading technology will keep it secure every step of the way.

How we're secure

How do I send money to Kenya via M-Pesa?

Mobile money transfers are one of the most popular ways to send money to Kenya. In the last year, we sent more than 2 million transfers to M-Pesa and Equitel mobile money accounts quickly, cheaply and securely. The funds you send are credited to M-Pesa and Equitel accounts instantly, so your recipient is never left out of pocket. You can send a maximum of 70,000 Kenyan shillings (KES) per transfer to M-Pesa and KES 300,000 per transfer to Equitel accounts.

How long do international payments to Kenya take?

A WorldRemit transfer is one of the fastest ways to make payments and send money to your loved ones in Kenya. Just choose from the following options to make your transfer:

  • Bank Transfer – Send money to checking/current, savings and business accounts with all the major banks in Kenya (you cannot send to business accounts with Diamond Trust Banks). Send Kenyan shillings (KES) or US dollars (USD) and the funds will usually be credited within one working day.

  • Cash Pickup – If you prefer to send cash, you can send money for cash pickup that will be available for your recipient to collect from thousands of pickup locations across Kenya. The cash will usually be ready within minutes of the transfer being made.

  • Mobile Money – Sending money to active M-Pesa and Equitel accounts is the fastest way to send money to Kenya. The funds will be credited instantly and there’s nothing for your recipient to pay.

  • Airtime Top-Up – Top-up Kenyan mobile phones on the Safaricom, Airtel, Orange and Yu networks instantly so your loved ones can stay in touch.

The best way to send money to Kenya

Download the WorldRemit app for iOS and Android to make 24/7 money transfers to Kenya, track your transfers from anywhere and check our extremely competitive exchange rates.

A wide choice of ways to send money online

So, what’s the best way to send money to Kenya? Read more about each transfer type by clicking on the links below.

Trustpilot rates WorldRemit as excellent

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Thanks for a well done job from the comfort of my home with this pandemic
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How to send money to Kenya

You can transfer money to Kenya quickly and securely using any device.

How do you want to send?

There are 4 ways you can send money to Kenya with low fees and guaranteed exchange rates for each.

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Who are you sending to?

Make a transfer to someone you’ve sent money to before or add the details of a new recipient in minutes.

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How are you paying?

We offer a range of payment methods so you can find the simplest and most convenient option for you.

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Making money transfers easy

Making money transfers easy

Not sure how to send money to Kenya? At WorldRemit, we’ve worked hard to simplify the process as much as possible. It takes just a couple of minutes to make a secure money transfer to family and friends in Kenya and we will send you and your recipient SMS and email notifications as soon as the transfer is complete.

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Human assistance whenever you need it

Check our FAQs for answers to common questions or contact us for immediate assistance from our customer support team.

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