Central Bank of Kenya’s (CBK) policy-making committee will meet next on Monday 17th July to determine the benchmark interest rates for the next two months.
In their last meeting on March 29th, the bank decided to keep its benchmark interest rate (CBR) unchanged at 10.0% for the fourth Meeting in a row, a decision widely expected by the market.
The Monetary Policy Committee is the organ of the Central Bank of Kenya responsible for formulating monetary policy. The Committee was formed vide Gazette Notice 3771 on April 30, 2008, replacing the hitherto Monetary Policy Advisory Committee (MPAC)
The membership of the MPC is as follows:
- The Governor, who is the chairman.
- The Deputy Governor.
- Two members appointed by the Governor from the Bank, one being a person with executive responsibility within the Bank for monetary policy analysis (Director of Research Department) and the other being a person with responsibility within the Bank for monetary policy operations (External Payments and Reserves Management).
- Four external members who have knowledge, experience and expertise in matters relating to finance, banking and fiscal and monetary policy, who are appointed by the Cabinet Secretary for the National Treasury.
- The Principal Secretary, National Treasury, or his designated alternate as representing the National Treasury. The National Treasury representative is a non-voting member of the committee.
- Each external member of the Committee serves for a term of three years, which is renewable once.