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Kenya: bonds

Central bank of Kenya has multiple interests in the development of bond markets. At a fundamental level the government Treasury bond helps to fund budget deficits. It is important to note that Central Bank of Kenya has increased its issuance of long-term Treasury bonds currently with 12-year tenor thus increasing the maturity period of government debt. Also Central Bank acts as agents for the government in various aspects of the management of government debt. They oversee clearance and settlement system and they are responsible for the stability of the financial system often directly supervising banks. This multiplicity of interest means that the policy issues that arise are very diverse.

Outstanding bond issues

Сurrency Outstanding bond issues Cumulative volume
sovereign
KES 59 1 558 016 390 000
USD 4 4 750 000 000
corporate
KES 22 85 101 790 000
USD 2 196 343 180

Sovereign rating

Rating AgencyRatingRating scaleDate
Dagong Global *** International scale rating (foreign curr.) ***
Dagong Global *** International scale rating (local curr.) ***
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) *** Country Risk Classifications ***
Moody's Investors Service *** LT- foreign currency ***
Moody's Investors Service *** LT- local currency ***
S&P Global Ratings *** Foreign Currency LT ***
S&P Global Ratings *** Local Currency LT ***
Fitch Ratings *** LT Int. Scale (foreign curr.) ***
Fitch Ratings *** LT Int. Scale (local curr.) ***
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Latest bond issues

issue ISIN coupon volume end of placement maturity date
Kenya, 7.25% 28feb2028, USD - International bonds XS1781710543 7.25% 1 000 000 000  USD 02/21/2018 02/28/2028
Kenya, 8.25% 28feb2048, USD - International bonds XS1781710626 8.25% 1 000 000 000  USD 02/21/2018 02/28/2048
Kenya, 6.875% 24jun2024, USD - International bonds XS1028952403 6.875% 2 000 000 000  USD 11/25/2014 06/24/2024
Kenya, 5.875% 24jun2019, USD - International bonds XS1028951850 5.875% 750 000 000  USD 11/25/2014 06/24/2019
Transcentury, 0% 30sep2019, USD (Conv.) - International bonds XS0603680587 0% 60 270 000  USD 03/25/2011 09/30/2019
Sayarra, 2.774% 29oct2021, USD - International bonds US805649AA80 2.774% 136 073 180  USD 09/17/2010 10/29/2021

World Bond market statistics

Quarterly indices

Type: I 2018 IV 2017 III 2017 II 2017 I 2017 IV 2016 III 2016
BIS volume of international-bond market of emerging countries
[10293] Kenyan international bonds, USD bln 4.800 2.800 2.800 2.800 2.800 2.800 2.800
BIS net issues of international-bond market of emerging countries
[10469] International-bond net issue of Kenya, USD bln 2.000 0.000 0.000 0.000      

New issues of Emerging markets International Bonds

Yearly indices

Type: 2017 2016 2015 2014
Annual new International Bonds issues (Africa)
[19815] Annual new issues of Kenya sovereign international bonds, USD bln 0.000 0.000 0.000 2.750
[19861] Annual new issues of Kenya corporate international bonds, USD bln 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
[19907] Annual new issues of Kenya corporate international bonds, (financial sector) USD bln 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
[19953] Annual new issues of Kenya corporate international bonds, (non-financial sector) USD bln 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000

Emerging Markets International Bonds

Monthly indices

Type: Nov 2018 Oct 2018 Sep 2018 Aug 2018 Jul 2018 Jun 2018 May 2018
Volume of African International Bonds Markets
[21781] Kenya international bonds, USD bln 4.853 4.853 4.856 4.856 4.856 4.859 4.859
[21827] Kenya corporate international bonds, USD bln 0.103 0.103 0.106 0.106 0.106 0.109 0.109
[21873] Kenya sovereign international bonds, USD bln 4.750 4.750 4.750 4.750 4.750 4.750 4.750
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Currencies

Daily indices

Type: 12/13/2018 12/12/2018 12/11/2018 12/10/2018 12/07/2018 12/06/2018 12/05/2018
Exchange Rates (Emerging Markets)
[12589] USD/KES 102.5655 102.6783 102.6202 102.4793 102.3844 102.5782 102.6807
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Bonds prices

issue volume maturity date bid prices ask prices
date bid price yield date ask price yield
Kenya, 5.875% 24jun2019, USD   USD 06/24/2019 05/18/2016 **.** *.** 05/18/2016 ** *.**
Kenya, 6.875% 24jun2024, USD   USD 06/24/2024 05/18/2016 **.** *.** 05/18/2016 **.* *.**
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