Central Bank of Kenya Rate Decision History

The following table details the changes in the Central Bank of Kenya’s benchmark interest rate:

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Announcement        Policy      Direction     Amount of
Date                  Rate                       Change
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11/1/2011           16.50%     Tightening         5.50%
10/5/2011           11.00%     Tightening         4.00%
9/14/2011            7.00%     Tightening         0.75%
7/27/2011            6.25%           None         0.00%
5/31/2011            6.25%     Tightening         0.25%
3/22/2011            6.00%     Tightening         0.25%
1/27/2011            5.75%         Easing        -0.25%
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7/29/2010            6.00%         Easing        -0.75%
3/24/2010            6.75%         Easing        -0.25%
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Announcement        Policy      Direction     Amount of
Date                  Rate                       Change
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11/24/2009           7.00%         Easing        -0.75%
9/23/2009            7.75%           None         0.00%
7/22/2009            7.75%         Easing        -0.25%
5/21/2009            8.00%         Easing        -0.25%
3/20/2009            8.25%         Easing        -0.25%
1/30/2009            8.50%           None         0.00%
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12/1/2008            8.50%         Easing        -0.50%
6/6/2008             9.00%     Tightening         0.25%
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8/8/2007             8.75%     Tightening         0.25%
6/15/2007            8.50%         Easing        -1.50%
8/3/2006            10.00%     Tightening         0.25%
6/2/2006*            9.75%            n/a           n/a
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NOTE: * = The Central Bank of Kenya began
      setting rates in 2006.
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Announcement        Policy      Direction     Amount of
Date                  Rate                       Change
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      Decisions from June 2, 2006 to August 8, 2007 were set by 
      the Monetary Policy Advisory Committee (MPAC), all subsequent  
      decisions were made by the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC).    

SOURCE: Central Bank of Kenya

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