The Kenya Institute of Bankers (KIB), draws its origins from the Chartered Institute of Bankers (CIB) in England which established a Local Centre in Nairobi in 1961. In 1979 the Chartered Institute of Bankers in England decided to hand over all the functions of their local centre in Nairobi to a Committee representing all Banks in Kenya and the Kenya Institute of Bankers became officially launched on 23rd October 1979 at the Central Bank of Kenya at a ceremony presided over by the then Governor of the Central Bank of Kenya, Mr. Duncan Ndegwa in the Presence of the Secretary-General (Chief Executive) of the Institute of Bankers in England, Sir Geoffrey Dicks. In the following year 1980, the Kenya Institute of Bankers was officially incorporated under “The Societies Act (Cap 108 of the Laws of Kenya).
From the time it was incorporated, the Kenya Institute of Bankers adopted and enhanced the aims and objectives of its parent, the Chartered Institute of Bankers of promoting professional banking education through the co-ordination and provision of advanced knowledge and professional qualifications in banking and finance on which any man or woman can build a successful banking career.
The Kenya Institute of Bankers offers professional qualification leading to the award of:
1. Associateship of the Kenya Institute of Bankers (AKIB), and APPLY FOR EXAM