Dubai Bank Kenya

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Dubai Bank Kenya
Industry Financial Services
Fate Liquidation
Founded 1982
Headquarters Nairobi, Kenya
Key people
Hassan Zubeidi
Binay Dutta
Managing Director
Products Checking, Savings, Investments, Debit Cards
Revenue Increase Aftertax: US$38,400+ (2008)
Total assets US$34.4 million (KES:2.92 billion) (2013)
Website Homepage

Dubai Bank Kenya (DBK), whose complete name is Dubai Bank Kenya Limited, but is often referred to as Dubai Bank, was a commercial bank in Kenya, the largest economy in the East African Community. It was licensed by the Central Bank of Kenya, the central bank and national banking regulator.[1] The institution is not affiliated with Dubai Bank of United Arab Emirates or with that bank's parent company, Dubai Banking Group.


DBK was a small bank in Kenya, East Africa's largest economy. As of December 2013, the bank's total assets were valued at about US$34.4 million (KES:2.92 billion). As of December 2013, the bank was ranked number forty-three, by assets, out of forty-three licensed commercial banks in Kenya.[2] In August 2015, the bank was placed under receivership by the Central Bank of Kenya.[3]


The bank was established in 1982, originally as a branch of Bank of Oman. The assets and liabilities of the bank were subsequently acquired by Mashreq Bank Plc. In 2000, those assets and liabilities were acquired by the present shareholders, who rebranded the institution to Dubai Bank Kenya Limited.[4]

Liquidity Crisis and closure[edit]

On August 14, 2015, Dubai Bank was placed under statutory management by the Central Bank of Kenya for a period of one year with Kenya Deposit Insurance Corporation (KDIC) as the receiver manager. The bank had been experiencing liquidity and capital deficiencies and breaching its daily cash reserve ratio. These factors raised concerns on whether the bank would be able to meet its financial obligations.[3] KDIC's report to the CBK on August 24, 2015 showed that there was no way to save the troubled bank and recommended that the bank be liquidated.[5][6][7]


As of August 2014, Dubai Bank Kenya was a privately held company whose owners are not widely, publicly known.

Branch network[edit]

The bank maintained a network of branches at the following locations: [8]

  1. Main Branch - I.C.E.A Building, Kenyatta Avenue, Nairobi
  2. Eastleigh Branch - Baraka Plaza, Sixth Street, Eastleigh, Nairobi
  3. Mombasa Branch - Taiyebi House, Nkrumah Road, Mombasa
  4. Nakuru Branch - Vickers House, Kenyatta Avenue, Nakuru


Before being placed under receivership, the bank was governed by a six-person Board of Directors. Hassan Zubeidi, one of the non-Executive Directors is the Chairman of the Board. The Managing Director was Binay Dutta.[9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ CBK. "Directory of Commercial Banks And Mortgage Finance Companies" (PDF). Central Bank of Kenya (CBK). Retrieved 12 August 2014. 
  2. ^ Bankelele, . (28 April 2014). "Kenya Bank Rankings By Assets In 2013". Bankelele.Co.Ke. Retrieved 12 August 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Reporter, . (14 August 2015). "Dubai Bank Kenya Placed In Receivership for A Year". Business Daily Africa. Nairobi. Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
  4. ^ DBKL, . "The History of Dubai Bank Kenya". Dubai Bank Kenya Limited (DBKL). Archived from the original on 19 August 2014. Retrieved 12 August 2014. 
  5. ^ BDA Reporter (24 August 2015). "Receiver KDIC Says Dubai Bank Kenya Should Be Wound Up". Business Daily Africa. Nairobi. Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
  6. ^ Standard Reporter (24 August 2015). "CBK Orders Liquidation of Dubai Bank Kenya Following Cash Flow Problems". The Standard (Kenya). Nairobi. Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
  7. ^ Olingo, Allan (24 August 2015). "Central Bank of Kenya Names Liquidator for Dubai Bank". The EastAfrican. Nairobi. Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
  8. ^ DBKL, . "The Branches of Dubai Bank Kenya Limited". Dubai Bank Kenya Limited (DBKL) Copyright © 2014 Dubai Bank Limited. Archived from the original on 19 August 2014. Retrieved 12 August 2014. 
  9. ^ DBKL, . "Board of Directors And Committees of The Board". Dubai Bank Kenya Limited (DBKL). Archived from the original on 19 August 2014. Retrieved 12 August 2014. 

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