Details of Currency and banking
The currency in Kenya is the Kenyan Shilling, with USD and Euros also commonly accepted. Bank notes are in denominations of 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 and for coins are in denominations of 1, 5, 20, and 40. Currency can be exchanged at most large banks or bureaux de change.
When using USD in Kenya check the series date to make sure they are printed after the year 2006. There are many ATMs around however many only accept Visa cards. Barclay s Bank will accept most credit and debit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Cirrus, and Plus ban cards.