How to Call Kenya Phone Numbers

Country phone codes

+254 is the country calling code assigned to Kenya by the International Telecommunication Union. All of the country’s telephone numbers are also designated under the Kenya Communications Act of 1998 created by the Communications Authority of the Kenyan Government.

So if you’re calling Kenya, the number should start with:

+254 123-456789

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Other Important Information about Kenya

Prefix

A prefix is simply the set of numbers that come before the country and area codes of a telephone number. Kenya’s telephone numbers are made up of 11 numbers split into groups of 3. So if you’re going to make a call to Kenya using a mobile phone, you should dial country code+area code+6-digit number. Some of the common area codes in Kenya include Nairobi (20), Mombasa (41) and Machakos (44).

Location Country Code Landline Area Code Landline Number
Nairobi +254 (20) 123 456
Mombasa +254 (41) 123 456
Machakos +254 (44) 123 456

So if you’re making a call to Nairobi, dial +254 20 123 456.

Network coverage

Network coverage is moderately available across Kenya.

LTE coverage

LTE connection is moderately available across the country, but quality highly depends on the mobile operator.

International Roaming

Available at over 50 destinations, you can count on us to keep you connected even when you’re not in home soil. 
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Top Mobile SIM network in Kenya

Here are the top mobile SIM networks in Kenya:

Safaricom

Airtel

Telkom

Top apps used to communicate

Here are the top apps mostly used for communication in Kenya:

WhatsApp

WhatsApp

Instagram

Instagram

Emergency phone numbers

Here are the 2 most important emergency numbers to take note of when visiting Kenya:

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112, 999 for the national emergency number.

Best Time to Call Kenya

Kenya observes West Africa Time (WAT) using the time offset of UTC+01.
Wherever you are in Australia, you can call Kenya from the following time zones:

Best time to call

Time to Call

UTC Relative

Time Zone

State

Kenya 6:00pm – 12:00am UTC+10:00 Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) Queensland
4:00pm – 12:00am UTC+08:00 Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) Western Australia
5:30pm – 12:00am UTC+09:30 Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) South Australia, Northern Territory and town of Broken Hill in Western New South Wales
7:00pm – 12:00am UTC+11:00 Norfolk Island Standard Time (NFT) Norfolk Island
3:00pm – 11:00pm UTC+07:00 Christmas Island Standard Time (CXT) Christmas Island
2:30pm – 10:30pm UTC+06:30 Cocos (Keeling) Islands Standard Time (CCT) Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Daylight Savings Time (first Sunday in October – first Sunday in April)

Best time to call

Time to Call

UTC Relative

Time Zone

State

Kenya 7:00pm – 12:00am UTC+11:00 Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT) New South Wales (except Broken Hill), Victoria, Tasmania, Australian Capital Territory
6:00pm – 12:00am UTC+10:00 Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) Queensland
4:00pm – 12:00am UTC+08:00 Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) Western Australia
6:30pm – 12:00am UTC+10:30 Australian Central Daylight Time (ACDT) South Australia, Northern Territory and town of Broken Hill in Western New South Wales
6:30pm – 12:00am UTC+09:30 Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) Northern Territory
8:00pm – 12:00am UTC+12:00 Norfolk Island Daylight Time (NDT) Norfolk Island
3:00pm – 11:00pm UTC+07:00 Christmas Island Standard Time (CXT) Christmas Island
2:30pm – 10:30pm UTC+06:30 Cocos (Keeling) Islands Standard Time (CCT) Cocos (Keeling) Islands

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