Universal Journal of Accounting and Finance Vol. 6(1), pp. 7 - 13
DOI: 10.13189/ujaf.2018.060102
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The Relationship between Liquidity Risk and Failure of Commercial Banks in Kenya


Ogilo Fredrick 1,*, Omwoyo Jeremiah 2, Zipporah Onsomu 3
1 Lecturer, School of Business, University of Nairobi, Kenya
2 MBA Student, University of Nairobi, Kenya
3 Tutorial Fellow, School of Business University of Nairobi, Kenya

ABSTRACT

This study sought to establish the relationship between liquidity risk and failure of commercial banks in Kenya in the years 2013 to 2016. Additionally, the study endeavoured to establish the effect of capital adequacy, asset quality, management quality, earnings, sensitivity to market and size on the failure of banks in Kenya. To achieve this goal, secondary data was collected from the websites of operational banks while data for failed banks was collected from reports published by the central bank of Kenya, corroborated with publications in past years newspapers. Panel logit regression was used to analyze the data using Eviews 9.5 student version. The results of the regression revealed that there was a positive and significant relationship between liquidity risk and bank failure, implying that liquidity increased the likelihood of failure. The study also found a positive and significant relationship between bank failure and asset quality and earnings indicating that they increased the likelihood of failure. The study found a negative and significant relationship between bank failure and management quality and sensitivity to market implying that they decreased the likelihood of bank failure. Capital adequacy and bank size were found to have insignificant relationship with the failure of commercial banks in Kenya. These findings are valuable to managers in understanding how the variables of the study increase or decrease the likelihood of failure so that they may come up with appropriate strategies for managing the various risks facing their banks

KEYWORDS
Liquidity Risk, Bank Failure, Capital Adequacy, Bank Size

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[1] Ogilo Fredrick , Omwoyo Jeremiah , Zipporah Onsomu , "The Relationship between Liquidity Risk and Failure of Commercial Banks in Kenya," Universal Journal of Accounting and Finance, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 7 - 13, 2018. DOI: 10.13189/ujaf.2018.060102.

(b). APA Format:
Ogilo Fredrick , Omwoyo Jeremiah , Zipporah Onsomu (2018). The Relationship between Liquidity Risk and Failure of Commercial Banks in Kenya. Universal Journal of Accounting and Finance, 6(1), 7 - 13. DOI: 10.13189/ujaf.2018.060102.