Send money to Kenya

Send money to Kenya with Western Union. Whether you’re supporting a relative or sending money to a friend, our quick and easy money transfers make things simple.

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    80% customers take less than 6 minutes to complete an online transfer with WU.

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    Convenient ways to send and receive money

    Choose the way you pay

    Using your bank details

    Cash at an agent location

    With a credit4 or debit card

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    Send money to Kenya in a few taps with our app

    Start a money transfer at home and complete it at an agent location when you’re ready.

    Track your money transfer to Kenya in real time with your unique tracking number (MTCN).

    Save receiver details and transfer money from Canada to Kenya again with ease.

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    Ratings as of October 1, 2023.

    More information on how to send money to Kenya from Canada

    Get a free estimate before you send

    Calculate transfer fees6, times and currency exchange rates before sending money to Kenya.

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    Transfer money quickly

    When you pay by credit4/debit card or cash your receiver can collect their funds in minutes5 at more than 1,800 agent locations1 across Kenya.

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    Easy repeat transfers

    Western Union makes it easy to set up regular ongoing transfers, so you’ll never miss a special occasion.

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    Reasons to choose Western Union

    International reach

    With more than 2001 countries and territories in the Western Union network, it’s easy to send money to loved ones in Kenya and beyond.

    Pay the way you like

    Choose a payment method that suits you. Pay in cash, with debit/credit4 card or by bank transfer.

    Committed to security

    We encrypt money transfers. We’re committed to fraud prevention and protecting your personal data.

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    Track your money transfers

    Use your unique tracking number (MTCN) to track your money transfers in real time. Share it with your receiver, so they’ll know when to expect their funds.

    Schedule transfers

    Don’t worry about missing a deadline or special occasion. Schedule your money transfers in advance.

    Send again quickly

    Register for a Western Union profile and save your receivers details to send money to Kenya again quickly.

    Frequently asked questions

    How much money can I send to Kenya?

    You can send up to 7,500 CAD to Kenya from Canada when you pay at an agent location for transfers started online or on our app. However, this amount varies depending on your chosen payment and receiving method.

    How do I send money online to Kenya?

    Sending money to Kenya from Canada online is quick and easy. You can send funds using a debit/credit4 card or via bank transfer.

    Here’s how to get started:

    1. Log in or register for a free Western Union profile.
    2. Click ‘send now’ to start your online money transfer.
    3. Select Kenya as the destination and enter the amount of funds to be sent.
    4. Choose the receiving method – either cash pickup, bank account2 or mobile wallet3.
    5. Select a payment method – pay by credit5/debit card or bank transfer.
    6. Finally, confirm your payment.
    7. Keep hold of your unique tracking number (MTCN) and share this with the receiver so you can both track the funds.
    What do I need to send money online to Kenya?

    You’ll need to provide us with a few details before sending money to Kenya including your:

    • Full name and address
    • Driver’s license, passport or government issued ID
    • Receiver’s name and address
    • Receiver’s bank name, city and account number.

    Information on the source of funds may be required for larger transactions.

    How do I send money to Kenya from a Western Union agent location?

    To send money to Kenya from a Western union agent location, simply:

    1. Find an agent location near you
    2. Take along a valid government issued ID, your WU℠ number and your receiver’s information.
    3. You may also need to provide proof of funds so make sure you bring along a payslip or bank statement.
    4. Pay for your money transfer in cash, by bank transfer or by credit4/debit card.
    5. Keep hold of your receipt and share your unique tracking number (MTCN) with your receiver.
    How do I estimate the cost to transfer money to Kenya?

    You can use our price estimator to calculate your money transfer fees6 to Kenya.

    How long does it take to send money to Kenya from Canada?

    The time it takes for your money to reach Kenya will depend on the payment and receiver method.

    If you’re sending money to loved ones in Kenya for cash collection, your money could arrive in minutes5 when you pay with debit/credit4 card or cash in store.

    If you’re transferring money from a bank account in Canada to a bank account2 in Kenya, the transaction could take anywhere between 7-10 business days.

    How can I send money to Kenya by mobile?

    The Western Union® app lets you send money to Kenya from the palm of your hand.

    To get started:

    1. Download the Western Union® from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store and register a free profile. You’ll need a driver’s license, passport, or government-issued ID to verify your profile. Or, if you already have an account, log in to the app with your Touch ID or credentials.
    2. Start a money transfer by selecting Kenya as your destination and enter the amount of funds you’d like to send.
    3. Choose a payment method that works for you and your receiver (send money directly to a bank account2, mobile wallet3 or for cash pickup).
    4. Enter your receiver’s details and pay for your money transfer with a credit4 or debit card or by bank account.
    5. Keep hold of your unique tracking number (MTCN) and share this with your receiver to track the funds.

    You can also transfer money to Kenya via mobile wallet. When you pay by credit4 or debit card, your cash can be delivered within minutes5. And whenever you send money to a mobile wallet3, both you and your receiver will get a notification once the funds have been delivered.

    1 Network data as of December 31, 2021.

    2 Please make sure that the receiver’s name accurately matches the details of the bank account owner. (Account details may vary by country.).

    3 Funds will be paid to receiver’s mWallet account provider for credit to account tied to receiver’s mobile number. Additional third-party charges may apply, including SMS and account over-limit and cash-out fees. Funds availability subject to terms and conditions of service. See Mobile Form for restrictions.

    4 Your card issuer may charge a cash advance fee and interest for using a credit card.

    5 Funds may be delayed or services unavailable based on certain transaction conditions, including amount sent, destination country, currency availability, regulatory issues, identification requirements, agent location hours, differences in time zones, or selection of delayed options. For mobile transactions funds will be paid to the receiver’s mWallet account provider for credit to the account tied to the receiver’s mobile number. Additional third-party charges may apply, including SMS and account over-limit and cash-out fees. See the transfer form for restrictions.

    6 Western Union also makes money from currency exchange. When choosing a money transmitter, carefully compare both transfer fees and exchange rates. Fees, foreign exchange rates and taxes may vary by brand, channel, and location based on a number of factors. Fees and rates subject to change without notice.