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If you have family or friends living in Kenya who are in need of a little help or just want to celebrate a special day, you can offer some support by sending cash with Money Services. Stop by at your local Money Services and fill out some simple paperwork. This will then allow you to send Kenyan shillings across the world in minutes† to loved ones. With agent locations including KCB, UBA and Imperial Bank, your recipient can pick up money at a variety of places all over Kenya. You could also choose to deposit cash directly into their KCB bank account for added convenience. From Nairobi to Nekaru, you can rely on Money Services to send money to Kenya reliably and quickly.

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  • Over 1,500 Western Union agent locations across Kenya

  • My WU® members earn rewards every time they send a qualifying money transfer

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Send money your way

  • Money Services allows you to send money your way:

  • Send money: Online – no need to visit in-store

  • Send money: Stage & Pay – start online, pay in-store

  • Send money: In-person – in-store

  • Make fast and easy transfers of up to $5,000

How to send money

Stop by at your local Money Services to send money to relatives or friends residing in Kenya. It’s easy to get started – just follow these simple steps.

  • Find your nearest Money Services using our store locator.

  • Stop by and give the store associate the receiver’s name, their location, and the amount you want to send so the associate can set up the transfer.

  • Choose how the receiver will receive the funds.

  • Select the appropriate transfer option.

  • Give the fee* and amount to be sent to the store associate either as cash or using a bank-issued debit card from the US.

  • Give the receiver the 10-digit Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN) so they can pick up the cash safely – they’ll also need a photo ID.

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100 cents make up the Kenyan shilling, which was introduced in 1966. Current banknotes include a depiction of Kenya’s first President, Jomo Kenyatta, who led the country following its independence in 1964. For two years before the Kenyan shilling came in, the East African shilling was used after the country declared its independence from British rule.

† Date available will be displayed on receipt for international transfers over $15.  Service and funds availability depends on certain factors including the Service selected, the selection of delayed delivery options, special terms applicable to each Service, 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”).

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