The Kenyan government is seeking to raise KSh50 billion through the issue of two bonds; 5-year and 15 year fixed coupon treasury bonds. It is the second time the five-year and fifteen-year treasury bonds have been issued since the start of 2019. In January, CBK offered a fifteen-year treasury debt instrument while a similar offer for a five-year bond was made in February.
The funds collected will be used to finance the budget. In the fiscal year 2019/2020, Treasury plans to raise KSh271 billion through domestic borrowing. In March, treasury managed to collect KSh16.3 billion from the KSh50 billion 25-year infrastructure bond it offered to the public. The long term infrastructure bond was undersubscribed by 41 percent.
The two treasury bonds will be on sale from 17th April to 5th May 2019. The interest rate for the two bonds will be market-determined. Interest payments will be subject to withholding tax of 15 percent for the 5-year bond and 10 percent for the 15-year bond. Investors are invited to put in a minimum investment of Ksh50,000 toward the debt instruments whose expiry dates are on 6th May 2024 and 24th April 2034 respectively.