Send money to Kenya from the UK

Easily transfer your pounds to Kenyan shillings in minutes1.

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    Convenient ways to transfer money with Western Union

    Discover easy international money transfers to Kenya with Western Union, simply choose below for the most convenient way to send money from the UK.

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    Send money to M-Pesa Kenya

    Does your receiver have an M-Pesa account? Simply, ask them for their mobile wallet number and send money instantly to Kenya.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is a mobile wallet?

    A mobile wallet is an electronic account that’s linked to a person’s mobile phone. Money can be electronically deposited and used the same as cash. Mobile wallets are used to pay for goods, public transportation, and utilities, as well as to pay bills and withdraw cash.

    What about currency exchange rates?

    Exchange rates for mobile money transfers will be calculated, applied, and displayed when the money’s sent, unless otherwise specified by local regulations.

    How can you ensure that sending to a mobile phone is secure?

    Senders need to provide identification to send money to a mobile wallet. Transactions comply with the regulations of the sender’s country and with those for cross-border remittances. Mobile phone operators secure their customers’ mobile wallets with a PIN and other security methods. Please check with your service provider for more information.

    If your mobile phone is lost or stolen, contact your mobile operator and they will freeze or suspend your mobile wallet account for your protection.

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    Rating as of 5 July 2021.


    Track your transfer

    Know where your money transfer is at all times using your tracking number (MTCN).

    Track your transfer

    Know where your money transfer is at all times using your tracking number (MTCN).

    Why send money with Western Union?

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    1 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 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. See the transfer form for restrictions.

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

    3 Agent location count valid as of June 30th, 2019.

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