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Ways to send money to Kenya
Ways to receive money in Kenya
Send money to Kenya on the move, whether you’re settled at home, at work, or abroad. Transfer funds directly from the app – or begin and complete it in person at one of more than 61,0001 agent locations in the US.Download our money transfer app
Transfer money with a personal touch. Our local agent locations can help you from start to finish.Search for Western Union locations
Whether in the safari capital of Nairobi, or across the plains in Mombasa and coastal Kilifi, your loved ones can receive a cash transfer at more than 6,9001 agent locations in Kenya.Find nearby agent locations
Transfer money to a range of major Kenyan bank accounts directly.Learn more
Make mobile money transfers reliable, quick, and easy. With Western Union, you can transfer funds to your receiver’s selected mobile wallet2.Find out more
Using your bank details
Cash at an agent location
With a credit3 or debit card
Send money for cash pickup, or directly to a bank account, virtually anytime, anywhere.
Instantly track your transfer.
Save a receiver’s details to send again with ease.
Estimates before you send
Know what you’re spending, sending, and exchanging by getting an estimate on your transfer4 before you send money to Kenya.Get an estimate today
Transfer money quickly
Your receiver can access the cash they require in minutes5 from agent locations.Find an agent location
Set up regular outgoing transfers or conveniently set several across specific dates. We’ll do the rest, so you won’t forget.Send money to Kenya
Reach loved ones in Kenya and beyond – with more than 200 countries and territories in the Western Union network, you’ll never feel far away.
Pay the way you like
Transfer money however suits you, whether that’s online, in person, or via the app. Pay by cash, debit or credit3 card or directly from a bank account.
Committed to security
As part of Western Union’s commitment to transferring money securely, shielding your private information and combating fraud, we encrypt all your personal data.
We have a long history in transfers, and helping people send money where it’s needed most has been our mission for more than 150 years.
Obtain rewards, earn points, and get discounted transfer fees1 with My WUSM.
Know when your money has arrived at its destination by tracking your transfer’s progress from the moment it’s sent.
Send money to Kenya by scheduling an ideal date and time to start your transfer. Don’t worry about forgetting a transfer, we’ll make it happen.
Repeat transfers are easy – save your receiver’s information within your Western Union profile for the future.
The maximum transfer amount when sending money to Kenya and receiving cash is $5,000, $50,000 via a bank transfer, and $2,500 to a receiver’s mobile wallet2. The maximum sum payable in cash may vary by Western Union agent location. Contact an agent location directly to check the total sum you can send to Kenya.
To send money to Kenya online, follow these steps:
Before you can send money to Kenya online there’s some key information you’ll need:
Once your transfer is verified, keep hold of the tracking number (MTCN). Make sure to share it with your receiver.
You can send money to Kenya from an agent location in a few simple steps:
1 Network data as of September 30, 2021.
2 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.
3 If you’re using a credit card, a card-issuer cash advance fee and associated interest charges may apply. To avoid these fees or for reduced fees, use a debit card or check other payment methods.
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 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.