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UBA in the News

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UBA in the News

UBA Emerges Best Regional Bank - West Africa at African Banker Awards 2024

28th May 2024, Nairobi Kenya. Africa’s Global Bank, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, has been announced as the Best Regional Bank - West Africa at the prestigious African Banker Awards 2024.

UBA Celebrates 75 Years of Banking Excellence, Marks 15 Years in Kenya

Nairobi, 20th May 2023, Nairobi, Kenya — United Bank for Africa (UBA) celebrates 75 years of dedicated service, marking a significant milestone in its journey of delivering excellence and innovation in banking across Africa and globally.

UBA Kenya appoints Ms. Mary Mulili as its new MD/CEO

Nairobi, 31 January, 2024, Nairobi, Kenya  – UBA Kenya proudly announces the appointment of Ms. Mary Mulili as its new MD/CEO, effective 19 January, 2024, subject to regulatory approval. The appointment of Ms. Mulili marks a milestone for UBA Kenya, marking 15 years of business operations in the Kenyan financial landscape.


On Friday September 22nd, 2023, UBA Kenya embarked on a meaningful corporate social responsibility mission as a part of the UBA Read Africa Initiative held at Miritini Complex Secondary School and Miritini Primary and Junior Secondary School, located in the outskirts of Mombasa Town, within the Mikindani ward. Our mission was twofold: to donate 250 literature books and to nurture the environment through planting 300 trees.

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KNCCI Roundtable

– 27th July 2022: We continue supporting Kenyan Business with relevant financial solutions. On 27th July 2022, UBA Kenya participated in the KNCCI Exporters Roundtable to engage various Exporters across the Region on the topic “Financing Exporters”. We are proud to be associated with Kenya National Chamber of Commerce & Industry.


Kaptagat Tree Planting

15th July 2022: As a brand, we are intentional in Environmental Conservation through the UBA Foundation. On 15th July 2022, the UBA Kenya team participated in the Kaptagat Tree Planting Initiative which was graced by Eliud Kipchoge where we purchased and planted 1000 seedlings. This initiative was led by our CEO, Chike Isiuwe and Executive Director, Mary Mulili  and is in line with our UBA Foundation pillar of Environmental Conservation

KNCCI Membership

25th July 2022: On 25th July 2022, UBA Kenya officially became a Patron Member of the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry. We are proud to be associated with Kenya National Chamber of Commerce & Industry. Our CEO Chike Isiuwe received the Membership Certificate from the Cabinet Minister of Health, Honourable Mutahi Kagwe during the KNCCI Members Breakfast held at the Hilton Hotel in Nairobi.

UBA Foundation Read Africa initiative donates books to SOS Primary School BuruBuru on 16th June 2022

16th June 2022: UBA Kenya through the UBA Foundation Read Africa Initiative, donated over 800 copies of “What Sunny saw in the flames” to the SOS Primary School BuruBuru in commemoration and celebration of the International Day of the African Child where a Group from UBA Kenya engaged and gave insights to students on the importance of education in creating an enabling environment for their future career choices.

Mt. Longonot Hike

2nd July 2022: On 2nd July 2022, the management team tested their endurance during a hike on Mt Longonot. It was a true test of strength and teamwork but they made it!

We are now open in Nakuru

– 25th October 2021: The Board and Management officially opened our 4th branch in Nakuru County. The new branch located at Vickers House, Kenyatta street was officiated by a ribbon cutting ceremony graced by the CECM Minister of Finance, Nakuru County Dr. Peter Ketyenya.

UBA Foundation Donates in Nakuru Children Centre
26th October, 2021The UBA Kenya team today made a visit to The Love for All Education Centre at Kaptembwa in Nakuru City to donate books, supplies and a cash donation of KES 100,000/- through the UBA Foundation Read Africa Foundation.
UBA Kenya opens 5th branch in Mombasa
25th October 2021: UBA Kenya Bank has now opened its doors in port city of Mombasa. Our 5th branch which is located at Harbour House along Moi Avenue and was officially opened by H.E. The Governor of Mombasa, Honourable Hassan Ali Joho.
UBA Foundation Read Africa initiative donates books in Mombasa
26th November 2021: UBA Kenya through the UBA foundation Read Africa initiative donated over 500 books to the Istiqama School at Mombasa County. This was an initiative that will go a long way in driving a reading culture among the students at the school. The UBA Kenya CEO, Chike Isiuwe and Executive Director also gave a motivational talk to the students which left a lasting impression on how to excel in their studies and start planning ahead for their future success.
UBA staff engage in a clean up exercise on Moi Avenue.

14 September 2019: Members of staff from United Bank for Africa (UBA) Kenya took part in a clean up exercise in Nairobi’s Central Business District along Moi Avenue. The exercise was led by Mr. Emeke E Iweriebor the Regional CEO for UBA East and Southern Africa. 

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UBA Group looks to SMEs, corporate customers for brighter future

20 August 2019: United Bank for Africa (UBA) Group sees a better future as the bank moves to strengthen its ability to meet the growing cross-border, corporate, Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and consumer financing needs.

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Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Forum 2019

4 August 2019At the recently concluded 5th edition of the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) Entrepreneurship Forum, five African Presidents and thousands of young African entrepreneurs converged at the most influential gathering in the African entrepreneurship ecosystem. Job creation and youth empowerment were the key themes tackled at the Forum.

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