Central Bank of Kenya

The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) (SwahiliBanki Kuu ya Kenya) is the monetary authority of Kenya. Its head office is located in Nairobi. CBK was founded by in 1966 after the dissolution of East African Currency Board (EACB). Dr. Patrick Ngugi Njoroge is current Governor of CBK and Sheila M’Mbijjewe is the Deputy Governor.

Organizational structure


The bank’s executive management team comprises the governor, deputy governors and heads of departments. The governor assumes the role of Chief Executive Officer of the bank and is therefore responsible for its overall management. The governor is also the bank’s official spokesperson.


The current governor of the bank is Patrick Ngugi Njoroge. Former governors of the Bank are:[2]

Deputy governor

The current deputy governor is Sheila M’Mbijjewe. Former deputy governors include:

  • Dr. Haron Sirima (2011–2015)
  • Dr. Hezron Nyangito (2008–2011)
  • Jacinta Wanjala Mwatela (2004–2008), acting Governor 2006–2007
  • Edward C. Sambili (2001–2004)
  • Thomas Nzioki Kibua (1993–2001)
  • Wanjohi Muriithi (1991–1993)
  • Eliphaz Riungu (1988–1991)
  • Eric Cheruiyot Kotut (1984–1988)
  • Ahmed Abdallah (1967–1984) 

Members of the board

The current board of directors is as follows:

  • Mohammed Nyaoga – Chairman of the Board
  • Principal Secretary to the National Treasury
  • Dr. Patrick Njoroge – Governor
  • Nelius Kariuki – member
  • Rachel Dzombo – member
  • Ravi Ruparel – member
  • Samson Cherutich – member
  • Charity Kisotu – member


  • Governor’s Office
  • Banking Services
  • National Payments System and Risk Management
  • Research
  • Bank Supervision
  • Financial Markets
  • Currency Operations and Branch Administration
  • Strategic Management
  • Finance and IMS
  • Procurement and Logistics Services
  • Internal Audit
  • Human Resources
  • Kenya School of Monetary Studies

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