Kenya Bond Market Update: 06-Apr-2023

Published on
April 21, 2023

Good-est Thursday – The FXD2/2018/10Yr and the T-bills had very different primary outcomes this week. In the T-bill auction, CBK managed to lock in KES 32.288Bn, with interest heavily skewed towards the 91D T-bill. On the contrary, the CBK only managed to lock in KES 3.36Bn from the FXD2/2018/10Yr even with the average rate accepted being a very attractive 14.366%. Market’s preference for the shorter dated options in the debt space points to a higher risk aversion in play within current environment.  Attached are both the T-bill and the FXD2/2018/10Yr auction results for your perusal.

Before we break for the long Easter weekend, below is a snapshot of what is at play within the secondary market for your consideration. Happy hunting and enjoy the Easter weekend ahead!

Below are the two-way quotes for the benchmark tenors, two-way quotes for the infrastructure bonds and the key rates:

Attached are the bond positions available today, the T-bill & FXD2/2018/10Yr auction results and the April 2023 Bond Auction prospectus.

  1. Bond Positions
  2. T-bill
  3. FXD2/2018/10Yr Auction Results
  4. April 2023 Bond Auction