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Kenya Postal Rates

by Victor Matara

On this article, we are going to list all the postal rates for sending parcels in Kenya. The Postal Corporation Of Kenya was established by an Act Of Parliament in 1998 and operates as a commercial public enterprise. The Corporation is mandated to provide accessible, affordable and reliable postal services to all parts of Kenya. There are 623 post offices spread across the country.

For domestic parcels, mails are delivered to the respective Post Box within 24hrs in the same town and within two days to the rest of the country. One can send items up to 50 kgs. For items weighing above 50kgs, special arrangements are made with the postmaster.

For international parcels, there options; Air and surface parcel services. Air parcels generally take 5 to 13 days, while surface parcels take 1 week to 3 Months subject to the container consolidation period. Surface airlifted (SAL) Parcels are airlifted to their destination countries and delivered as surface parcels upon arrival. Maximum weight of an individual international surface/air parcel varies from country to country but the maximum Universal Postal Union (UPU) weight is 31.5 kgs.

Kenya Postal Rates

1. Domestic Parcels 

TYPE OF ARTICLE & MAXIMUM

WEIGHT STEP

Kshs

WEIGHT

 

LETTERS

 

Up to 20g

 

35.00

(Limit of weight 2 kgs)

Over 20g up to 50g

50.00

 

Over 50g up to 100g

55.00

 

Over 100g up to 250g

65.00

 

Over 250g up to 500g

110.00

 

Over 500g up to 1kg

165.00

 

Over 1kg up to 2kg

230.00

 

POSTCARDS

 

Each

 

30.00

 

Up to 20g

30.00

 

Over 20g up to 50g

35.00

 

Over 50g up to 100g

50.00

PRINTED PAPERS

Over 100g up to 250g

60.00

(Limit of weight 2kg or for packets

Over 250g up to 500g

105.00

comprising​​ of​​ books​​ only​​ up​​ to​​ 5kg)

Over 500g up to 1kg

125.00

 

Over 1kg up to 2kg

155.00

 

Over 2kg up to 3kg

195.00

 

Each additional 1kg

70.00

 

DIRECT MAIL MARKETING

 

Refer to item 3 below

 

 

NEWSPAPERS

 

Upto 200gm

 

50.00

(PER COPY)

Over 200gm up to 300gm

60.00

 

Over 300gm up to 500gm

65.00

 

Over 500gm up to 1kg

85.00

 

Over 1kg

Printed​​ paper​​ rate​​ applicable

 

Upto 100g

50.00

SMALL PACKETS

Over 100g up to 250g.

60.00

(Unit of weight 1kg)

Over 250g up to 500g

105.00

 

Over 500g up to 1kg

130.00

LITERATURE FOR

 

Free Postage

THE BLIND

(Limit of weight 7kg)*

 

REGISTRATION FEE

 

 

70.00

 

2. INTERNATIONAL​​ ​​ AIR​​ MAIL

 

 

Type​​ 

 

East Africa

 

Rest Of Africa

Europe & Middle East

 Australia, America, & Far East

LETTERS

 

 

 

 

Up to 20g

100.00

110

130.00

160.00

Not over 50g

175.00

195.00

305.00

380.00

Not over 100g

310.00

375.00

550.00

685.00

Not over 250g

715.00

820.00

1345.00

1540.00

Not over 350g

995.00

1170.00

1720.00

2170.00

Not over 500g

1295.00

1505.00

2220.00

2790.00

Not over 1kg

1845.00

2150.00

3340.00

4170.00

Not over 2kg

2430.00

2860.00

4420.00

5530.00

 

POSTCARDS

 

65.00

 

80.00

 

100.00

 

120.00

Not exceeding

 

 

 

 

15cm x 10.7 cm

 

 

 

 

(standard)

100.00

110.00

140.00

160.00

Any other size

 

 

 

 

Aerogrammes

50.00

70.00

75.00

75.00

(Single form)

PRINTED PAPERS

 

 

 

 

Small Packets

 

 

 

 

Up to 20g

90.00

110.00

125.00

155.00

Over 20g – 100g

170.00

210.00

255.00

300.00

Over 100g – 250g

300.00

350.00

385.00

450.00

Over 250g – 500g

505.00

595.00

650.00

775.00

Over 500g – 1kg

790.00

890.00

1035.00

1260.00

Over 1kg – 2kg

1080.00

1270.00

1435.00

1740.00

Each additional 1kg

605.00

735.00

830.00

960.00

Up to 5kg

 

 

 

 

LITERATURE FOR THE

 

 

15.00

 

 

15.00

 

 

30.00

 

 

30.00

BLIND

Each 10g or part

thereof

 

REGISTRATION FEE

 

100.00

 

100.00

 

100.00

 

100.00

 

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3.  INTERNATIONAL​​ ​​ SURFACE​​ MAIL

 Type

 Weight

 East Africa

 Rest Of Africa

Europe , middle East

 Australia, America & Far East

LETTERS

 

 

 

 

 

(Maximum

Up to 20g

80.00

100.00

110.00

125.00

Weight 2kg)

Over 20g up to 100g

150.00

170.00

195.00

245.00

 

Over 100g up to 250g

230.00

270.00

310.00

385.00

 

Over 250g up to 500g

390.00

455.00

480.00

615.00

 

Over 500g up to 1kg

615.00

720.00

790.00

1005.00

 

Over 1kg up to 2kg

995.00

1155.00

1260.00

1595.00

 

POSTCARDS

 

Each

 

45.00

 

45.00

 

65.00

 

75.00

Not exceeding

 

 

 

 

 

15cm x 10.7cm

 

 

 

 

 

(standard)

 

 

 

 

 

Any other size

Each

75.00

90.00

105.00

120.00

 

SMALL

 

Up to 100g

 

65.00

 

100.00

 

110.00

 

150.00

PACKETS

Over 100g up to 250g

95.00

125.00

150.00

190.00

(Maximum

Over 250g up to 500g

145.00

200.00

235.00

295.00

Weight1kg)

Over 500g up to 1kg

225.00

300.00

345.00

440.00

 

PRINTED PAPERS

 

 

 

 

 

Maximum

Up to 20g

55.00

60.00

70.00

75.00

Weight 2kg or for

Over 20g up to 100g

90.00

105.00

110.00

130.00

packets comprising

Over 100g up to 250g

120.00

125.00

160.00

190.00

books only up to 5kg

Over 250g up to 500g

200.00

240.00

270.00

330.00

 

Over 500g up to 1kg

290.00

350.00

375.00

460.00

 

Over 1kg up to 2kg

400.00

465.00

505.00

640.00

 

For each additional 1kg

235.00

270.00

310.00

385.00

 

up to 5Kgs

 

 

 

 

 

LITERATURE FOR THE

 

FREE POSTAGE

BLIND

 

REGISTRATION

 

100.00

100.00

100.00

100.00

FEE

 

4.  SURFACE​​ AIR​​ LIFTED​​ MAIL

 Type

 Weight

 East Africa

 Rest Of Africa

Europe & Middle East

 Australia , America & Far East

 

LETTERS

 

Upto 20g

 

90.00

 

105.00

 

120.00

 

155.00

(Maximum

Over 20g up to 50g

160.00

175.00

280.00

345.00

Weight 2kg)

Over 50g up to 100g

280.00

330.00

510.00

645.00

 

Over 100g up to 250g

645.00

725.00

1110.00

1370.00

 

Over 250g up to 350g

880.00

1020.00

1525.00

1905.00

 

Over 350g up to 500g

1160.00

1295.00

2010.00

2500.00

 

Over 500g up to 1kg

1645.00

1925.00

3005.00

3755.00

 

Over 1kg up to 2kg

2180.00

2565.00

3980.00

4980.00

 

POSTCARDS

 

Each

 

45.00

 

55.00

 

70.00

 

90.00

Not exceeding

 

 

 

 

 

15cm x 10.7cm

 

 

 

 

 

(standard)

Each

80.00

100.00

110.00

145.00

Any other size

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aerogrammes

 

 

Each

 

 

60.00

 

 

60.00

 

 

75.00

 

 

75.00

(Single form)

 

PRINTED PAPERS

 

 

 

 

 

Small Packets

 

 

 

 

 

Maximum

Upto 20g

75.00

80.00

100.00

110.00

Weight 2kg or for packets

Over 20g up to 100g

160.00

175.00

210.00

255.00

comprising books only

Over 100g up to 250g

250.00

300.00

350.00

425.00

 

Over 250g up to 500g

430.00

505.00

565.00

670.00

 

Over 500g up to 1kg

695.00

815.00

925.00

1105.00

 

Over 1kg up to 2kg

980.00

1140.00

1275.00

1540.00

 

For each additional 1kg

575.00

655.00

790.00

935.00

 

or part thereof up to

 

 

 

 

 

5kgs

 

 

 

 

 

LITERATURE FOR THE

 

Each​​ 10g​​ or​​ part​​ thereof

 

15.00

 

15.00

 

30.00

 

30.00

BLIND

 

REGISTRATION FEE

 

 

100.00

 

100.00

 

100.00

 

100.00

 

Kenya Postal Private Letter Box and Bags Rental Fee


CATEGORY OF LETTER BOX/BAG

 

RENTAL FEE

Individual

2,320/=

Corporate

10,960/=

Learning/Religious Organizations

8,960/=

Stand alone

12,500/=

Special​​ Corporates​​ *​​ (This​​ includes​​ homes​​ for

7,220/=

children, the elderly and destitute.

Philanthropic Organization and Institutions)

Sub Post Offices

1,530/=

 

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