254 Country Code – Kenya Phone Code

254 is the country calling code for Kenya.

Kenya is a country on the continent of Africa. The capital city of Kenya is Nairobi.

How to Call Kenya from the UK

To call a telephone number in Kenya from the UK:

  • Dial the international call prefix. For calls from the UK, this is 00 (or '+' from mobile phones).
  • Dial the country code for Kenya - 254.
  • Dial the number of the person/business, omitting the first zero if there is one.

Area Codes and Landlines

The following are the area telephone codes for Kenya’s major cities:

  • Nairobi – 020
  • Mombasa – 041
  • Kisumu – 057

When calling a landline number from within Kenya or from a Kenyan mobile, the 0 prefix is used with the area code.

When calling from a landline in the same area of Kenya, do not use the 0 prefix or area code.

When phoning from abroad, do not use the 0 prefix with the area code.

For example, to call a number in Nairobi XXXXXXX from the UK:

  • Dial the international call prefix (00/+), the Kenyan country code (254), the area code (no 0), and the subscriber number, e.g., 00-254-20-XXXXXX or +254-20-XXXXXXX.
Kenya Country Code +254 00254
Kenya Country Code +254 00254

Time Difference

When calling Kenya from the UK, please note there is a time difference between Kenya and the UK.

The time right now in Kenya is . The date is .

The current time in the UK is . The date is .

The time difference between Kenya and UK (United Kingdom) is 2 hours.

Exchange Rate

The currency used in Kenya is the Kenyan shilling (KES).

The current exchange rates between the Kenyan shilling and the British pound (KES to GBP, GBP to KES) are:

  • 1 Kenyan shilling (KES) = 0.006 GBP
  • 1 British pound (GBP) = 163.52 KES

Exchange rates on this page were last updated on .

Kenya – Facts and Figures

According to data from the World Bank, the population of Kenya in recent years is:

  • 2018 - 51,393,010
  • 2017 - 50,221,473
  • 2016 - 49,051,686
  • 2015 - 47,878,336
  • 2014 - 46,699,981
  • 2013 - 45,519,889

Map of Kenya

The location of Kenya is shown on the map below.

Map showing location of Kenya