PAY DAY

M-Akiba investors earn Sh44.5 million in interest

In Summary
  • The government sought to raise a total amount of Sh250 million against the Sh1 billion target.
  • To date, a total of Sh150.6 million has been paid out in interest to all M-Akiba Investors and Sh1,045 billion raised from the five Bond Issuances since 2017.
National Treasury, Public Debt Management Office Director General Wohoro Ndohho (centre) rings a bell at Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) yesterday to launch the listing of M-Akiba bond, an exclusively mobile trade bond-a first in the world. With him are NSE Chief Executive Geoffrey Odundo (left) and his counterpart at Central Depository Settlement Corporation (CDSC) Rose Mambo.Photo Faith Mutegi
National Treasury, Public Debt Management Office Director General Wohoro Ndohho (centre) rings a bell at Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) yesterday to launch the listing of M-Akiba bond, an exclusively mobile trade bond-a first in the world. With him are NSE Chief Executive Geoffrey Odundo (left) and his counterpart at Central Depository Settlement Corporation (CDSC) Rose Mambo.Photo Faith Mutegi

The Treasury Monday paid an interest of Sh44.56 million to 13,494 investors of the M-Akiba Retail Infrastructure Bond which was reopened late February last year.

The government sought to raise a total amount of Sh250 million against the Sh1 billion target.

In a statement, the Central Depository and Settlement Corporation (CDSC) said the investors will receive their final interest payout and the principal amount invested on September 7.

 

''The payment follows the last payout in October last year for M-Akiba 1 and in September 2019 for M-Akiba 2 Investors totaling Sh7.5 million and Sh31.38 million respectively,'' CDSC said.

To date, a total of Sh150.6 million has been paid out in interest to all M-Akiba Investors and Sh1,045 billion raised from the five Bond Issuances since 2017.

The redemption date for the M-Akiba 1 Bond falls on April  6, 2020. Investors in this note will receive their principal amount invested and final interest payout.

CDSC chief executive Nkoregamba Mwebesa said the agency continues to fulfill its mandate by facilitating the settlement of M-Akiba transactions traded on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) and managing coupon payments and redemption of the bond at maturity.

I urged the public to register and buy the bond in the secondary market by to benefit from this lucrative and convenient way of saving with a guaranteed return of 10 per cent tax-free per year,'Mwebesa said.

M-Akiba gives citizens an opportunity to in government bonds by investing a minimum Sh3,000, which is considerably lower in comparison to the minimum Sh50,000 required to invest in other Treasury bills and bonds