The currency used in Kenya is called as the Shilling. This currency is denoted with the currency sign KSh and the ISO 4217 Code for the Kenyan Shilling is KES.
The Shilling, is the official currency of the Kenya . It is divided into 100 smaller units called cent.
The constitution of Kenya provides that the Kenya government shall have the power to print the Kenyan Shilling and cent coins to be used as a legal tender in Kenya.
The Kenyan Shilling bank notes and Cent coins are both designated as "legal tender" in payment of debts.
The Kenyan Shilling bill uses the decimal system, consisting of 100 equal units.
The symbol KSh
, usually written before the numerical amount, is used for the Kenyan Shilling.
Currently printed bank notes denominations are 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 shillings 10, 20 shillings
and the coins are minted in the denominations of 1, 5, 10 , 20 shillings 50 cent, 40 shillings.