Send money to Kenya

Send money to Kenya from the UK with Western Union® to support friends and family with a reliable, convenient service.

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    Convenient ways to send and receive money

    Choose how to send money to Kenya

    Using your bank details

    Cash at an agent location

    With a credit3 or debit card

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    Enjoy easy repeat money transfers to Kenya.

    Check currency exchange rates from pounds to Kenyan shillings.

    Track your money transfer from the UK to Kenya on the go.

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    Rating as of 7 December 2021.


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    Reasons to choose Western Union®

    Rely on us

    We have 150 years’ experience in money transfers around the world – so you know you can count on us to help send your cash to Kenya.

    Pay how you like

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

    Convenient pickup locations

    With more than 1,7001 agent locations in Kenya, it’s convenient for friends and family to pick up the cash you’ve sent or receive funds to their bank account.

    Committed to fraud prevention

    To promote reliable money movement, we encrypt every transfer you make to Kenya. You can also help us fight fraud.

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    Peace of mind

    With your unique tracking number (MTCN) you can track your transfer to Kenya and keep an eye on your money.

    Free registration

    Register for a free profile with Western Union® and seamlessly set about sending money to Kenya to support loved ones.

    Cash collection in minutes2

    When you send money to friends and family from the UK, it can be ready for cash collection from an agent location in Kenya in minutes.2

    Get rewards with My WU

    With each money transfer you make to Kenya, you can earn points – and you may even get money off future transfer fees4 with My WU.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How much money can I send to Kenya?

    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 wallet 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.

    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.

    If your loved one in Kenya has an M-Pesa account, you can send them money to this by asking for their mobile wallet number.

    What are the currency exchange rates to send money to Kenya using a mobile wallet?

    Exchange rates for a mobile money transfer to Kenya will be calculated, applied and displayed when you make the money transfer – unless otherwise specified by local regulations.

    How can you ensure sending money to a mobile phone in Kenya is secure?

    Senders need to provide identification to send money to a mobile wallet. Transfers 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.

    Still have questions?

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

    1 Agent location count valid as of 30 September 2021.

    2 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.

    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.