How to Officially Withdraw Money from Skrill to MPESA in Micro-Seconds

Update 23rd June, 2015: You can try the newer  method where you login to Skrill, click on “Mobile Wallets”, Click on Add Mobile Wallet (Mpesa) with your number then withdraw to that number. Once you get the cash, give us the good news in the comments!

You can now withdraw money from Skrill to M-Pesa in a split second, literally. You no longer even have to use my financial services for that…neither should you pay anyone else to do it for you.

I may lose some profit due to this but why do we do business? It’s not for personal financial gain but to help everyone succeed.

I almost ran off the street screaming “Eureka!” when I tried this method and it worked.

For the purpose of this blog post, I am going to actually withdraw some money from Skrill to MPESA and show you all the screenshots.

How to Withdraw Money from Skrill to M-Pesa Officially

1. Register for a Skrill Account

First, click on this link to register for Skrill (that’s my affiliate link so I’ll get some commission if you click and use it :), you will not be charged anything extra). If you like using fancy buttons, click on the one below to regiser.

Register for skrill to withdraw from skrill to mpesa

Why register?

First because the method you’ll use below will help you get money instantly from Skrill. Second so that you may switch your payment method to Skrill to avoid waiting periods for withdrawal or agent fees for instant withdrawal.

2. Go to Skrill iT!

This is the official service that will enable you to send money from Skrill to M-Pesa in microseconds.

You can access Skrill it via which is another web address that you need to save somewhere. Bookmark it for future use or just bookmark this post. Here is what you’ll see when you go to Skrill iT.

transfer money to Kenya

3. Change the Skrill iT transfer to Kenya Shillings

As you see the default will have another currency. Change this to Kenya shillings as below. As you can see, I am withdrawing $50. It will automatically convert this for you to Kenya Shillings.

4. Click on Get Started and Choose MPESA

This method works with M-Pesa so when you click on “Get Started, this is where it will take you.

Instant skrill to mpesa withdrawal

5. Fill in your details

Just fill in your correct M-PESA details here.

sending money online from skrill to mpesa

6. Continue to the log in details

If you had not yet logged in, you’ll need to do so. Skrill will then give you your balance details and let you know if it will cover the cost.

money transfer to kenya via skrill

7. Ensure recipient details are correct

The recipient name can be you or someone else. Make sure you have put the correct details. If they are correct, enter your birthday. This is usually done for security reasons. After that click on Send Money. Also note that the fee is only $0.50!

receive money on Skrill


8. Check your M-PESA, Skrill and Email

Yes, literally in micro-seconds you will get the cash on your M-Pesa.

This is what you will see on Skrill

Receive your payment via Skrill

Here is your new M-PESA Balance!

Receive MPESA from Skrill

And finally a confirmation email:

confirmation of money transfer to MPESA from Skrill

Wrap Up

Yes, it feels that good. If you have followed the above steps, you already have cash in your MPESA. You no longer need to pay me or anyone else to withdraw money from Skrill for you since you can officially do it in seconds.

Here is the official page describing the Skrill iT money transfer to Kenya.

This is literally the shortest withdrawal period from any online service to M-PESA.

You can even use it when sending money to a friend from abroad to Kenya or even locally.

Have you tried withdrawing from Moneybookers to MPESA through this method? Note that Moneybookers is the former name of Skrill. What do you think about it? Let’s talk on the comments. (Please remember the comment policy, use a real name, not a website name. Website names and keywords on name field will not be approved). OK, now let’s talk about withdrawing from Skrill to MPESA, shall we?


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  1. says

    Walter, you are amazing. Every problem i have encountered with online payments, i just google and find you having explained solutions in detail. God bless tenfold.

    quick question: i added my visa KCB debit card can i use it to directly upload/add funds to my skrill account?

    Thanks again.

    • Walter Akolo says

      Thanks for your generous feedback Josphine

      Yes, you can use your card to upload cash to your Skrill account.


  2. Akumu Pala says

    Hey Walter,

    Thanks for the tips I am just setting up my Skrill account and based on the comments I am happy. Cheers and Thanks again. Kweli sharing is caring

  3. wekesa leonard says

    With a US bank account linked to PayPal, do you see the possibility of PayPal to Skrill transfer?

  4. victor says

    Hello Walter, I have an unverified Skrill in which i want to use this method for withdrawal. Please advise, what is the maximum i can withdraw using this method in my unverified status?. Secondly, can i use it to withdraw 1000$ while unverified or 500$?

  5. steve mokua says

    Has anyone used the service of late? I haven’t managed to to withdraw to mpesa. I always get “The upload with the selected payment option has failed. Please try again”. Is anyone experiencing the same problem?

    • Walter Akolo says

      I have used it without getting that error. Just contact Skrill they will let you know what to do. There must be a verification they want you to do.

    • Walter Akolo says

      Hi Anne. There is no direct method of doing that. Text me at 0720754933 and I’ll help you upload the money to your Skrill at an irresistable rate. Thanks.

  6. jimmy says

    after filling all the details and processing this is the statement I get “The upload with selected payment option failed. Please try again.”

  7. wesley says

    Hi Walter,,,thanks for the info..but a quick question here
    is it possible to link a pre-paid visa/mastercard to skrill acc so at to deposit to the skrill acccount or is it just limited to bank accounts and debit cards??
    Am trying to link my nakumatt global card but to no i was thinking of getting another prepaid card maybe nation hela etc i thought to ask you first…any experience or info i will appreciate.
    Thank you

    • Walter Akolo says

      Hi Wesley. You are welcome. Yes, it’s possible to link that card. What error are you getting? You should have at least 200 bob in that card for it to work. Thanks.

  8. ken says

    hi, please explain to me why i get this message whenever i try withdrawing skrill to Mpesa: The upload with selected payment option failed. Please try again.

    • Walter Akolo says

      Hi Ken

      Sorry to hear that. Do you still get the same error?

      Have you followed all the steps? Did you enter your correct name and number?

      • Rob says

        “The upload with selected payment option failed. Please try again.” This is all i’ve been getting for the last 24hrs after months of successful withdrawals. My balance is also enough. I contacted Skrill about the issue but no response yet at the time of writing this. My funds are now stuck there.

        • Walter Akolo says

          Hi Rob

          How are things now? There are many ways of withdrawing from Skrill. If ya MPESA inakataa you can withdraw to any Kenyan bank.

          Skrill hardly replies emails. You can call them instead.

          Let me know how things go.

        • Jamlick says

          Hi Rob, what did you do after Skrill giving you that message? I am getting the same message here. Regards,

          • Walter Akolo says

            Hi Jamlick

            You can try the new method.

            Go to Skrill, click on withdraw, click on add mobile wallet (mpesa), withdraw to that wallet.

            All the best.

    • Walter Akolo says

      Hi Alex

      Sorry that is not possible. Unless you buy from me and any other trustworthy vendor via MPESA then they send to your Skrill.

    • Walter Akolo says

      Hi Ndabwai. Sorry it’s not possible. You can upload money to Skrill from your bank account. Just link a bank account or an ATM card then upload to Skrill.

  9. Felix Kiptor says

    HI i a am a webdesigner and a software developer how can i start offering tutorials online or writting ebooks about programming

    • Walter Akolo says

      Hi Felix. You can take your time to create comprehensive lessons then compile them into an ebook or sell as an online email based training. Email marketing software such as AWeber can come in really handy.

      • Kanywira says


        Today the link has failed me severally. I am trying to withdraw via M-pesa but it keeps telling me it has failed. After how long does this come up. Because THE SUPPORT DOES not even respond to messages.

        • Walter Akolo says

          Hi Kanywira. Sorry about that. It mostly works. Whenever it has issues just give it a few minutes and try again. All the best.

  10. eliud says

    hello Walter, I have been using the skrill to mpesa service for dometime now. however, today when I tried to withdraw, I got a reply, transaction failed. what could be the problem.

  11. says

    Hey Walter.You have very informative articles.I am a university student just starting out on the quest to make money online and have read two of your e-books.I have registered for various online money transfer banks e.g skrill,pesapal and payoneer and I’ve just opened a account.
    Now the question is,how do I navigate swiftly in making bids on and ensuring the money is delivered and easily accesible to me?
    And the milestone payment,how does it work?

    • Walter Akolo says

      Hi Mikendiba. Thanks for your compliment. In Freelancer you need to show case your strengths and make sure you respond according to the client requirements. Avoid being too wordy and give promises you can keep. Also make sure you have a sample in your portfolio. Milestone payment is cash that is sent by the client to the system for you. You can’t access the cash till you complete the job. Also the client cannot cancel it. In case of issues the site moderates. It’s the safest way to earn on Freelancer. Thanks.

  12. vivian says

    Hi Walter my m-pesa is registered using my mum’s id…can that money be transferred or they will want mine coz i normally use this to withdraw cash from mpesa

    • Walter Akolo says

      Hi Vivian. There is absolutely no problem with that. In the field where you should write your mpesa name put your mom’s. Thanks.

    • Walter Akolo says

      Hi Chris. Thanks for your kind words. You cannot send money from MPESA to Skrill, unless you use an agent. In case you need such services just TEXT me at 0720754933 and we can take it up from there. Thanks.

    • Walter Akolo says

      Hi Alf. There are a few sites that accept Skrill for payments. I don’t think the ones you’ve mentioned do. You can use it wherever you see it as a payment option.

  13. says

    Hie Walter.

    Some times when i try to withdraw and i get message telling me to add ma funds and i have cash in my ATM what is wrong with that.?

  14. Alex says

    Hi, Walter am a new freelancer. I had withdrawed my funds from freelancer to Skrill but it has taken me too long. Did yours work the same the first time you tried it?

    • Walter Akolo says

      Hi Alex. It takes some time to transfer from Freelancer if it is the first transaction. Others will be taking 2-3 days.

  15. says

    Walter, I am just thinking the way i should have known about this simple withdrawal from skrill like 2 years ago. I have done transfers through financial institutions….the waiting…..the charges. Thank God for you so much. I believe there is a reason why things happen when they do.

    • Walter Akolo says

      Hi Ann

      He he he…the service was started a few months ago. It wasn’t there 2 years back. However I agree that things happen at certain times for a reason.

      Thanks again and stay blessed.

  16. Esther says

    Walter you are just AWESOME. For months now i have been having a huge issue linking my Bank card to my Skrill account and i almost gave up. I even forgot about the money in my skrill account until just now. I have successfully followed your instructions and withdrawn the money to my M-Pesa. God bless your selfless efforts Walter, you are just one in a million!
    THANK YOU!!!!!!

    • Walter Akolo says

      Hi Esther

      Thank you very much for your compliment. I am so happy to hear that it all went well for you. It feels like a miracle :) I know the feeling :)

  17. Brian says

    This is great mannnnnnn!!!!!! You are God sent, just like the Mpesa-Skrill withdrawal service is. In my next withdrawal, I am sure as hell that I will turn to this innovative option.

    Thank you.


  18. Jarred says

    wooooooooooooooooooooooooow! this thing works like magic. as a freelance writer i really wish that paypal can partner with Mpesa. since i started using equity paypal partnership, my payoneer card is just sitting pretty in my closet.

    good job Walter, thanks for this crucial info. God bless

    • Walter Akolo says

      He he he…yeah, it works like a miracle this one. PayPal seems like a distant dream but who knows…Thanks for your kind words. God bless you too.

  19. says

    Thanks you are a a great help. I left teaching last week to go for what I really wanted. Online jobs at the comfort of my home…Thank you again…When I used Mpesa to get money from skrill, I jumped up to hear my phone giving a message tone…This thing works!…Regards

  20. frank says

    hi walter?i real enjoy reading your informative articles;mostly with this skrill article.I wish skrill partner with paypal,we are really suffering..

    • Walter Akolo says

      Hi Frank,

      Thanks a lot.

      It’s difficult for Skrill to ever partner with PayPal since they are competitors.

      Anyway, we can never say never.

  21. Brian says

    Hey Walter,

    Thanks for posting this article,it is simply fantastic. You have shown how to withdraw money from Skrill to Mpesa. I just need to know, can I deposit money to my skrill account using Mpesa?

        • Walter Akolo says


          I did not deposit to Skrill. There are clients who pay me via Skrill. I also help people withdraw from Skrill and get their money instantly.

          Why do you want to deposit to Skrill? You can do that via your bank. You put money in bank then “upload” to Skrill.

          Or you can buy Skrill dollars from me.


  22. Conelius says

    Hi Walter,

    This error keeps popping up a lot on Skrill iT to MPESA transfers:

    ‘‘Transaction failed. Please check if you entered a valid mobile number and try again.’’

    I’ve tried to contact them regarding this bug and still waiting for their response, though their customer service has a very bad rating even on Better Business Bureau(BBB)!

    • Walter Akolo says

      Hey Cornelius,

      It keeps going on and off. Even today it worked for some and did not work for others.

      My advice: Keep trying.

      Keep me informed

  23. Evans says

    What are the rates of withdrawing money from skrill to mpesa? As in if i withdraw $200 what will i get in my mpesa after all the deductions?

  24. kamashtimo says

    Awesome stff thanks………………………………………………………………………………………………….

  25. abijah says

    I have been using epay Kenya for withdrawing my cash .It’s very reliable but I see Skrill is cheaper and faster.I will be opening my skrill account asap. Thanks for this awesome post Walter

    • Walter Akolo says

      Thanks Abijah for your comment. ePay-Kenya are great but yes, this service is much cheaper and faster, I even had to stop offering that service personally when this one came out.

      I hope you open with my affiliate link :)

  26. Truphie says

    Thanks Walter, its great to be connected to you. The wealth of dispense is amazing.
    I reeally love the new look for the blog. Warm and inviting colours, and appealing to the eye. Great job and God bless you loads!

    • Walter Akolo says


      I appreciate being connected to you too. I am happy to hear that you like the site’s new look and the content.

      God bless you loads too Truphie

  27. Odhiambo says

    I’ve tried several times but this is what I keep getting:

    ‘Transaction failed. Please check if you entered a valid mobile number and try again.’

    The MPESA number is very correct and registered.;

    ‘Dear ***** Odhiambo,

    Your payment to +25472******7 with ID 1109236051 sent on Mar 26, 2014 5:10:53 PM has been cancelled because the mobile operator has rejected the transaction.

    Thank you for using Skrill, ‘

    • Walter Akolo says

      Pole Odhiambo,

      I am getting the same error right now. I guess they got too many transactions today or something. Let’s try tomorrow and see how it goes.

  28. Tony says

    Thanks for the great news..this is Skrill reloaded. How can I get the Payoneer card? I registered, I have an account, but the card was never shipped or..was it shipped bu I didn’t get it?

    • Walter Akolo says

      Hi Tony,

      Yeah, Skrill has done a great job.

      For the Payoneer card, did you give them your P.O Box?

  29. Maina Kabui says

    Thank you Walter. You are one in a million. God will continue blessing you for the many people you have assisted like me. I will definitely try this method for my future transactions.

  30. says

    good news.I can see you changed the look of your blog. which theme are you using? and how can I get that subscribers plugin also it is awesome.

  31. matts says

    wow walter!!!
    this is amazing bro!!!
    However, am kidogo jealous of you people since all the sites and clients i work for only pay me via PayPal. so you can imagine that i can never enjoy these benefits..
    anyway thanks for great info and by the way like the new look of this site bro!!!!

    • Walter Akolo says

      Vipi bro,

      Good to hear from you. Glad you like this. Don’t worry, I believe you still have your Payoneer card which is the best in terms of online transaction processors.

      Thanks for your kind words about the new look.


  32. says

    This is a great post. Very well written. Not many people would do this considering you are a skrill agent.
    Ps. I like the new look.

  33. Ndanu says

    Great post Walter. Very few people can do this; help others at the risk of losing a source of income. Way to go!

    • Walter Akolo says

      Most welcome Josef. I agree that PayPal should emulate this.

      Polite note: Please be commenting using your name, e.g. instead of Josef2013, you can use Josef.

      Thanks once again bro.

  34. says

    Surely my friend there is a thin line between helping and giving up your rights.Next you discover such a process please patent it otherwise the kenyan big shots will steal then commercialize it.

    Am telling you this for You are my good friend. Nway God will bless you.But please patent your next invention. Think about it bro.

    Your blog is more appealing to the eye.Its awesome.

    Try something to do with withdrawing from paypal in sec.
    Once again let my God akufungulie anga yako.

    • Walter Akolo says

      Hi Davy,

      Thanks for your pointers and concerns.

      I cannot patent this since it’s a product. I am just letting the world know how it works.

      Of course if I was to invent something I would patent immediately.

      I appreciate your kind words about my blog.

      I already have a service that withdraws from PayPal in minutes, see it here

      God bless you too bro

  35. George Ogutu says

    Thanks for this post Walter, I feel good about it. Thank you for informing Kenyans about this great development.
    The new look of the website is great.

  36. says

    This is extremely helpful information and one that I’m sure I’ll be referring back to. I love the look of your new site. Very professional looking!

    • Walter Akolo says

      Thanks a lot, Sheeroh. You can share with all your friends and you’re welcome to come back and refer to it (or even link to it :)).

      I am glad you love the new look. What’s your best new feature?

  37. Paul says

    Hi Walter,
    Thanks for spreading the good news. I wonder though whether there is a fixed charge for withdrawing funds from Monybookers?

  38. says

    Yes Walter,

    This is a fantastic method and works magic and thanks for sharing. When the Skrill partnered with mpesa, I knew they are going to do anything to redeem their name and try enhance their competitive advantage in the market

  39. rono says

    Hello Walter, What is the maximum amount one can transfer from skill via the M-Pesa to a kenyan number? I was thinking of withdrawing 1300$$

    • Walter Akolo says

      Hi Rono. I know M-Pesa has a limit of 100k on phone. You can send 40k to someone and do another transaction. In short you can do a maximum of 140k in a day. However you can do more if you keep sending to different MPESA accounts e.g. your wife’s, sister’s e.t.c.

  40. victornyorani says

    Great new look – with some cool fancy tools too.

    Now about the Skrill to Mpesa thing, I hope Paypal will do the same.

  41. timothy wanyoike says

    H Walter,
    Is there a way to send cash from Paypal to Skrill? And is this method cheaper compared to payoneer? If you can compare this to methods we will appreciate.


    • Walter Akolo says


      I think Payoneer is cheaper for volumes of cash because of dollar rate. For less cash this method is way cheaper.

      You can’t transfer PayPal directly to Skrill.

      • says

        HI Walter,
        I just tried my eyes and i could not believe it. My Mpesa was loaded instantly!! no hassles just like that! no more waiting for days on end. Oh this feels so great!! Thanks for the information Walter.

        • Walter Akolo says

          I totally understand you Samuel. I also went like woooooohoooooooooooooooo!!!! the first time I tried it. I was used to waiting for 3 to 5 days depending on the bank.

          You are most welcome, Noah.

          Now, it’s your turn. Use the sharing buttons to share this with all your friends :)

          • KENNEDY says

            Walter it worked, its cheap and instant!
            If I used the agents I used for transfers, I could have received nearly half of what I got using skrill

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