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Send money to Kenya

Send money to your friends and family in Kenya today. Convert your GBP to KES with Western Union and transfer money from the UK to Kenya in minutes1.

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    How to send money to Kenya

    Western Union can help you to quickly and reliably send money to loved ones in Kenya. Here are the four key steps you need to take:

    Convenient ways to send and receive money

    Discover how to send money to Kenya from the UK with Western Union. Choose the best way to transfer money below with our reliable and flexible payment methods.

    Choose the way you pay

    Using your bank details

    Cash at an agent location

    With a credit or debit card3

    Sign up to send money to Kenya today

    Local locations

    Transfer money from the UK to Kenya from your closest agent location for your friends and family to collect at their nearest Western Union location – from Meru to Nairobi.

    Send again with ease

    Save your receiver’s details for repeat money transfers to Kenya, making it easy to send next time.

    Track your transfers to Kenya

    Use the Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN) emailed to you after arranging a transfer when sending money to Kenya and share with your receiver to follow the money.

    Schedule money transfers to Kenya

    Sending money to Kenya regularly? Schedule a reminder via the website or the app to make sure you never forget to send.

    Reasons to choose Western Union®

    Send the way that suits you

    Sending money from the UK to Kenya couldn’t be simpler – with Western Union® you can choose to pay via our app, website or in person.

    Committed to security

    Every money transfer to Kenya is protected by our encryption and fraud prevention measures. Plus, you can track any transfer with the provided MTCN.

    My WU℠ rewards

    Collect points each time you send money to Kenya. Exchange for rewards, such as discounted transfer fees4.

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    Register for free

    Create a free profile to start sending money to Kenya from the UK. Transfer pound sterling into Kenyan shilling and choose from our receiving options to send money online today.

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    Earn rewards with My WU℠

    Collect points with My WU℠ every time you send money to Kenya. Enjoy exclusive offers and discounts via the WU Shop. Just login and start redeeming points straightaway for rewards. Find out more about My WU℠ today.

    Send money to Kenya in a few taps with our app

    Download and use the app to send money to Kenya on the go.

    Regularly transferring money to Kenya? Save your receiver details to resend with a few taps.

    Start your money transfer to Kenya on the app and complete in-store for a fast process.

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    Ready to send money to Kenya?

    If you’re ready to register to set up your first money transfer to Kenya you can do so now, or you can check out our FAQs below to find out more about what the best way of sending money to Kenya is for you.

    Treat your loved ones on special occasions

    No matter the occasion, whether birthdays, Christmas or anything else, your loved ones will receive their money on time when you send money to Kenya from the UK with Western Union. Schedule and track your transactions using our trusted service.

    Treat your loved ones on special occasions

    No matter the occasion, whether birthdays, Christmas or anything else, your loved ones will receive their money on time when you send money to Kenya from the UK with Western Union. Schedule and track your transactions using our trusted service.

    Frequently asked questions

    How to transfer money to Kenya from a Western Union agent location?

    You can transfer money from the UK to Kenya from one of more than 4,700 agent locations2. To do so:

    1. Head to your nearest Western Union location.
    2. Bring along the bank or account details of your receiver. You also need to provide identification, which could be your passport, full driving licence (EU) or provisional licence (UK only), national identity card (EU only with the exception of UK), EU residency card, emergency/temporary passport, emergency travel documents or a ships passport.
    3. Arrange the money transfer and pay for it using your debit, credit card3 or cash.
    4. Use the Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN) on your receipt to track your transfer.
    What information do I need from my receiver to send money to Kenya?

    If you’re sending money to Kenya, whether via the website or using the app, you can enter your loved one’s banking details – or just provide their name and address to send funds for cash pickup at an agent location.

    How do I send money to Kenya via M-Pesa?

    If your loved one has an M-Pesa account, simply ask them for their mobile wallet5 number and send money direct to Kenya via M-Pesa.

    How much money can I send to Kenya from the UK?

    If you’re making a money transfer to a bank account in Kenya, it’s possible to send up to £50,000 from the UK. However, if your loved one wants to opt for a cash pickup from an agent location, the maximum amount is £5,000 and the mobile wallet5 transfer limit is £1,950.

    You can check the details and see what’s possible when transferring to Kenya by using the Send Money Online section of our website – with no obligation to take the payment further.

    How long does it take for a money transfer to Kenya?

    Depending on your chosen delivery method, money could be available for cash pickup or in your recipient’s M-Pesa mobile wallet5 in minutes1. Alternatively, your recipient could withdraw money in Real Time6 when you send money to Equity Bank account holders in Kenya.

    What is the best way to send money to Kenya?

    Send money to Kenya from the UK with ease by using a money transfer service you can trust. Send pounds to Kenyan shillings in the most convenient way for you with Western Union.

    How much does it cost to send money from the UK to Kenya?

    The amount you pay in transfer fees4 to send money to Kenya can depend on the exchange rate4 between GBP and KES and your method of payment. If you’re looking for the cheapest way to send money to Kenya from the UK, you can check our prices on this online form.

    Is it safe to send money online to Kenya?

    Money transfers to Kenya use our encrypted servers and extensive fraud prevention measures, so you can use Western Union’s money transfer service with confidence.

    Still have questions?

    Visit our FAQs or simply get in touch. Our customer care team is on hand to help.

    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. Additional Restrictions may apply. See terms for details.

    2 Agent location count valid as of 31 December 2021.

    3 Some card issuers may charge additional fees for using our services. Please contact your card issuer for more information.

    4 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.

    5 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.

    6 Real Time money transfers are available when sending money to Equity Bank account holders in Kenya. Service and funds may be delayed or unavailable depending on certain factors including the Service selected, the selection of delayed delivery options, amount sent, destination country, currency availability, regulatory issues, consumer protection issues, identification requirements, delivery restrictions, agent location hours, and differences in time zones (collectively, “Restrictions”). Additional restrictions may apply; see our terms and conditions for details.