Kenya Bond Market Update: 17-Aug-2023

Published on
November 29, 2023

Results Thursday – The results of the FXD1/2023/2Yr, and the re-opened 5Yr, FXD1/2023/5Yr have been attached and below is a quick summary of how things played out:

  • FXD1/2023/2Yr: average of 16.9723% on the back of KES 11.659Bn in accepted bids from a total of KES 38.301Bn in bids submitted
  • FXD1/2023/5Yr (re-opened): average of 17.9538% on the back of KES 7.456Bn in accepted bids from a total of KES 14.704Bn in bids submitted
  • Subscription: Auction was oversubscribed as the CBK received KES 53.006Bn in bids. The CBK however only accepted KES 19.115Bn

The CBK has rejected a significant portion of the bids received in a bid to curtail the push for higher rates by the market. This is in line with the messaging from the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the CBK that signaled that the CBK will be looking to reduce the interest rates in the bond space. For the day’s trading activities, below is a snapshot of what is at play within the secondary market for your consideration. Happy hunting!

Kenya Bond Updates

Attached are the bond positions available today and the FXD1/2023/2Yr & FXD1/2023/5Yr bond auction results.

  1. Bond Positions
  2. FXD1/2023/2Yr & FXD1/2023/5Yr