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Mobile Money

Send to a mobile money account

NEW! Lower fees!

Transfer time 90% of WorldRemit Mobile Money transfers are received in less than 10 minutes.

⚡ Within minutes

Exchange rate

1 USD = 103.10 KES103.0996 KES

Fees from

0.99 USD

Transaction limits to Safaricom Mpesa have increased. Customers can now send up to KES 150,000 per transaction.

NEW! Lower fees! You can now enjoy great FX rates and a new fixed fee of $0.99 – however much you send.

Send to these networks:

Bank Transfer

Send directly to a bank

Transfer time 90% of bank transfers with WorldRemit are completed the same day.

Same day

Exchange rate

1 USD = 103.10 KES103.0996 KES

Fees from

0.99 USD

Send to all major banks in Kenya:

Cash Pickup

Send money for cash pickup

Transfer time 95% of WorldRemit cash pickup transfers are available to collect in 3 minutes.

⚡ Within minutes

Exchange rate

1 USD = 102.47 KES102.46579 KES

Fees from

0.99 USD

Pick up from any branch of:

Airtime Top up

Send money for airtime top up

Transfer time 90% of WorldRemit airtime transfers are received in less than 10 minutes.

⚡ Within minutes

Fees from

0.00 USD

Send to these networks:

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Send an Airtime top up to  Orange Kenya
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Save 25% on average with WorldRemit

Save 25% on average

WorldRemit is on average 25% cheaper against Ria, Western Union and Moneygram (when sending $200). Comparison based on the average cost to send using data sourced from the World Bank for Q4 2019.

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Proud to partner with Arsenal

Through our shared values and official partnership, WorldRemit and Arsenal bring you closer to your loved ones: whether supporting football or supporting each other, wherever you are in the world.

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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 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.

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.

Send money by…

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

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Bank transfer

Make a bank transfer to Kenyan Shilling and US Dollar accounts within 1 working day.

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Cash pickup

Send cash to Kenya that your recipient can collect from locations across the country.

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Mobile money transfer

Send money instantly to M-PESA or Equitel mobile money accounts.

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Airtime top up

Send airtime to the phones of family and friends in Kenya so you can stay in touch.

125,000 5 star reviews can't be wrong

"Great app and I am very satisfied with their services when I am sending money to the Philippines. Fast, reliable, and always gives updates and feedback."

US Leny S Martin • 2 months ago

"Very easy to use App. Very efficient transfer in a timely manner. I like it very much. Very satisfied."

US Shelia Nalls • 3 months ago

"This is a very good app, I used it a few times and the service is great, it's easy to use and you could send money in a couple of minutes to almost anywhere in the world. The sign up is easy and quick. I like WorldRemit a lot; I'll be using them again in the future. Thank you, WorldRemit."

US Shirley Pacai • 3 months ago

"I find WorldRemit reliable and easy and fast to send cash overseas. App is simple to use and understand. Based on my personal experience I can recommend WorldRemit to others too."

PH Petri MA Otranen • 3 months ago

"Great way to help your friends and relatives. This service did exactly what it said it would. Good feedback and enough locations for friends and family to pick up the money."

US Norman Stites • 3 months ago

How does mobile money work?

Enter an amount

Enter how much you would like to send - you’ll see our rates and fees upfront.

Add a recipient

You’ll just need their phone number

You send

50.00

USD

They get

5154.98

KES

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Add a recipient

Add a new recipient or choose from a list of those you previously sent to.

Select an amount

There are no fees on our airtime transfers!

Choose Send Amount

Send 10 KES

10 KES

15 KES

Pay and relax

Pay by your chosen method. We’ll notify you and your recipient when your money arrives.

Pay and relax

We’ll send you both an SMS as soon as the airtime's added

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Success!

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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.

Ready to get started?

Time to send

Send on the go and track your transfer with our app

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