NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
Turnover at the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE)
on Wednesday rose to 11 million U.S. dollars on a volume of 63
million shares from 20 million worth 3.7 million dollars,
boosted by Safaricom inflows.
The leading telecom
operator was the day’s biggest mover, attracting as many foreign
sales as purchases, as it traded a massive 45 million shares at
The shares were
valued at 8.3 million dollars to account for 75 percent of the
KenGen was the day’s second best traded stock moving 7.2 million
shares at 0.06 dollars, an increase of 2.4 percent.
Coming in third was
cement maker Athi River Mining with 5 million shares traded at
0.19 dollars, a rise of 1 percent.
Bank and KenolKobil were the fourth and fifth best stocks after
moving 1.8 million 601,100 shares at 0.25 dollars and 0.13
During the session
in which foreign investors were net buyers, a rise of at least
top 10 stocks lifted the NSE 20 Share Index up 19 points to
settle at 2,952.33.
The All Share Index
(NASI), on the other hand, edged 0.04 points lower to settle at
124.91 while the NSE 25 Share Index shed 1.48 points to settle
The bond market
registered a marginal rise with securities worth 6.9 million
dollars transacted from 6.7 million dollars.
Nairobi bourse slows down as
top stock prices go flat
Kenya’s key stock index
declines after 9 straight gains