The IMF executive board will meet to approve the disbursement of fresh funds to Kenya as part of the sixth review of the arrangement between the two parties.
- The estimated amount to be disbursed is Ksh 109 billion ($682.3 million), which includes resources from the ECF, ECF, and RSF.
- If approved, the total financial support provided by the IMF to Kenya under the arrangements would reach Ksh 427 billion ($2.68 billion).
- The meeting will also involve fresh Article IV consultations, which provide a new assessment of Kenya’s economic health and offer insights into potential future financial issues.
- The fresh funds are crucial for Kenya as it faces challenges in accessing international capital markets and aims to navigate the maturity of its inaugural Eurobond in June.
- Kenya’s program with the IMF is expected to result in a tighter fiscal stance, helping reduce debt vulnerabilities and achieve a present value debt to GDP ratio of 55 percent by 2029.