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.