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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.

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Your receiver can access the cash they require in minutes5 from agent locations.

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International reach

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.

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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.

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Easily track your transfers

Know when your money has arrived at its destination by tracking your transfer’s progress from the moment it’s sent.

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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.

Save your receiver’s details

Repeat transfers are easy – save your receiver’s information within your Western Union profile for the future.

Frequently asked questions about sending money to Kenya

How much money can I send to Kenya?

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.

How do I send money online to Kenya?

To send money to Kenya online, follow these steps:

  1. First, register or log in to your online profile, then click ‘Send now’ to begin the transfer process.
  2. Select Kenya as your transfer destination, entering the amount you wish to send.
  3. Choose how you want your money to be received, and how you would like to pay. You’ll see an estimated transfer time here.
  4. Enter your receiver’s details and the payment details.
What do I need to send money online to Kenya?

Before you can send money to Kenya online there’s some key information you’ll need:

  • A US driver’s license, passport, or other government-issued form of ID for registration.
  • The amount you wish to send.
  • Your receiver’s details, such as address, phone number, city or state.
  • Your receiver’s bank details, such as the account number and branch.

Once your transfer is verified, keep hold of the tracking number (MTCN). Make sure to share it with your receiver.

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

You can send money to Kenya from an agent location in a few simple steps:

  1. Search online with our locator tool to find your nearest agent location.
  2. Provide a valid government-issued ID or phone number to one of the staff members at the counter, as well as details of the person and place you’re sending money to.
  3. Pay for your transfer with a US bank-issued debit or credit3 card or by cash.
  4. Check your receipt for the tracking number (MTCN). This code can help you and your receiver track the money transfer.
How do I estimate the cost to transfer money to Kenya?

Learn about transfer limits, discover exchange rates, and get estimates on your transfer before you send money to Kenya with Western Union’s price estimator.

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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.