Turnover at the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) rose Thursday to 5.1 million U.S. dollars from 2.7 million dollars boosted by rise in trading of banking, energy and telecom sector shares.

Safaricom, Kenya’s leading mobile service provider, was the day’s top trader, moving 6.5 million shares at unchanged price of 0.19 dollars.

Kenya Commercial Bank, on the other hand, transacted 2.9 million shares at a declined price of 0.28 dollars to emerge the second best trader. Equity Bank moved 1.4 million shares at a fairly stable price of 0.30 dollars.

The NSE 20 Share Index shed off some 0.92 points to stand at 3,180.56 while the All Share Index (NASI) dropped 0.97 points to settle at 133.70. Similarly, the NSE 25 Share Index was down 11.06 points to stand at 3,526.83. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh


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