Kenyan Shilling to British pound Exchange Rate History

This data was sourced directly from real UK currency suppliers and shows the actual price of exchanging Kenyan shillings to British pounds on any given day.

KES / GBP monthly summary

Over the past 30 days, the Kenyan shilling buy back rate has decreased by 2.92% against the British pound from 0.006598 on the 27th December to 0.006405 yesterday. This means Kenyan shillings are worth less today compared to one month ago. If you were exchanging 20,000 KES, you would get approximately £128.09 today which is £3.86 less than you would have got on the 27th December.

You can compare today's latest buy back rates and sell Kenyan shillings on our Kenyan shilling buy back page.

How we display buy back rates

You might notice the Kenyan shilling rates shown here are different to the Kenyan shilling rates offered by currency suppliers on our comparison pages. The rates are actually the same but are just presented in different ways. When we talk about the KES / GBP exchange rate, we show the KES rate relative to the pound so a rate of 0.006405 literally means 1 KES = 0.006405 GBP.

However, UK currency suppliers choose to show this rate in terms of the amount of Kenyan shillings you would need to exchange to receive 1 GBP, so (1 /) 0.006405 becomes 156.1. Or put another way, 156.1 KES = 1 GBP. The two rates are interchangeable but currency suppliers prefer to show the second rate which they call the buy back rate.

KES / GBP annual data

A snapshot of the Kenyan shilling / British pound exchange rate over the past 8 years.

Year Open Close Low High Annual Change
2023 0.006592 -- 0.006379 0.006680 --
2022 0.006231 0.006591 0.006231 0.007649 -5.47%
2021 0.006352 0.006231 0.006091 0.006440 1.94%
2020 0.007090 0.006344 0.006286 0.007816 11.76%
2019 0.007338 0.007086 0.006954 0.007679 3.56%
2018 0.006993 0.007340 0.006608 0.007525 -4.73%
2017 0.007476 0.006993 0.006727 0.007570 6.91%
2016 0.006159 0.007476 0.006138 0.007687 -17.61%

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