Central Bank of Kenya Treasury Mobile Direct(CBK TMD) is a USSD mobile system that enables CDS account holders to:
Check account balance,
Buy treasury bonds/bills
Notification on bid outcomes
Status of alerts for sales or purchases in the secondary market
This is by using a short code *866# dialed on your phone(this is for registered CDS account holders, on how to open a CDS account with CBK.
After dialing *866# you will requested to enter your pin and then follow instructions, it's so easy to use.
In the last bit, where you are requested to enter your securities bidding, type the bid rate you want, or type 0 for average.
CBK-TMD is available to all types of phones including the button phones and do not need internet to access it.
When your bid is accepted and you receive a text message, proceed to make your payment.
Payment is via:
Direct deposit at any bank
Take cash to any CBK branch, ask for coffee while at it.
Simple and swift, it is that easy. You don't have to fill in the paper work and you don't have to walk to CBK to apply for a bond. Adios.