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KEGN - KenGen Plc

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Kenya Electricity Generating Company Plc, commonly abbreviated as KenGen, is the leading electric power generating company in East Africa. The company is engaged in the business of developing, managing, and operating power generation plants to supply electric power to the Kenyan market. Incorporated in 1954 under the Kenyan Companies Act, the Government sold 30% of its stake following a successful Initial Public Offer. Subsequently, KenGen was listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE). Over the years, the company has continued to increase shareholder value through profitability and maintaining a sustainable growth path.

KenGen operates in four generation modes: Hydro, Geothermal, Thermal, and Wind. It develops 700 megawatts of geothermal power, two wind farms in Ngong and Meru with a total capacity of 120.4 megawatts, liquefied natural gas (LNG) fired plants and coal fired plants. KenGen owns 14 hydro power plants with a combined capacity of 820 megawatts, five thermal power plants with a capacity of 256 megawatts, four geothermal power plants generating 158 megawatts, and one wind farm generating 5.1 megawatts. Its Horizon I project includes Sondu Miriu hydro project, Olkaria II 3rd Unit, Ngong Wind-Phase I, Kipevu III, and Redevelopment of Tana.

KenGen Plc is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE). KenGen is traded on the NSE under the ticker symbol “KEGN”. The International Securities Identification Number (ISIN) of NSE:KEGN is KE0000000547. KenGen Plc is currently the 16th most valuable stock on the NSE with a market capitalization of KES 14.7 billion, which makes about 0.848% of the Nairobi Securities Exchange equity market.

KEGN2.23 ▾ 0.12 (5.11%)
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Last Trading Results
Opening Price
Day’s Low Price2.20
Day’s High Price2.30
Traded Volume1.2M
Number of Deals133
Gross Turnover2.67M
Growth & Valuation
Earnings Per Share
Price/Earning Ratio
Dividend Per Share
Dividend Yield
Shares Outstanding6.59B
Market Capitalization14.7B
Monetary values are quoted in Kenyan Shilling (KES) unless otherwise stated

KEGN Stock Market Performance


The current share price of KenGen Plc (KEGN) is KES 2.23. KEGN closed its last trading day (Friday, April 12, 2024) at 2.23 KES per share on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE), recording a 5.1% drop from its previous closing price of 2.35 KES. KenGen began the year with a share price of 2.01 KES and has since gained 11% on that price valuation, ranking it 21st on the NSE in terms of year-to-date performance. Shareholders can be optimistic about KEGN knowing the stock has accrued 12% over the past four-week period—12th best on NSE.

KenGen is the second most traded stock on the Nairobi Securities Exchange over the past three months (Jan 12 - Apr 12, 2024). KEGN has traded a total volume of 142 million shares—in 5,789 deals—valued at KES 300 million over the period, with an average of 2.25 million traded shares per session. A volume high of 48.5 million was achieved on March 26th, and a low of 29,600 on March 12th, for the same period. The table below details the last 10 trading days of activity of KenGen on the Nairobi Securities Exchange.


Profile of Kenya Electricity Generating Company Plc

Kenya Electricity Generating Company Plc was founded on February 1, 1954 and operates in the Utilities sector, specifically, the Electricity industry. Kenya Electricity Generating Company contracts an estimated total number of 2,500 employees.

Factsheet of Kenya Electricity Generating Company Plc

Stima Plaza, Kolobot Road, Parklands, PO Box 47936-00100 GPO, Nairobi, Kenya
+254-711-036-000, +254-732-116-000, +254-020-366-6000

KEGN Industrial Market Competitors

Kenya Electricity Generating Company Plc, issuers of the KEGN stock on the Nairobi Securities Exchange, have four market competitors who are also engaged in the Utilities sector and/or Electricity industry. The table below presents an overview of their market standing.

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  1. Zed JayZed Jay
    Feb 5, 2024 11:54 GMT

    Will this share ever go up??

    1. JuliusJulius
      Mar 6, 2024 13:44 GMT

      Definitely in future all shall be well.
      It is time to accumilate now.

  2. EmmanuelEmmanuel
    Jul 11, 2023 09:33 GMT

    How can I buy shares in a company and which company is more preferable to buy the shares?

  3. Edward muhoro machariaEdward muhoro macharia
    Feb 23, 2023 11:14 GMT

    good summary

  4. Barbara DayoBarbara Dayo
    Oct 2, 2022 08:40 GMT

    how is KenGen capitalized? and what is the weighted cost of capital?

  5. dundun
    Jun 17, 2022 10:09 GMT

    I dont know how i ended up here but one thing is for sure... I am here to stay.

  6. KimachiKimachi
    Feb 22, 2022 17:12 GMT

    How can I purchase shares

  7. NyokabiNyokabi
    Jan 8, 2022 14:31 GMT

    I am a student currently willing to join to shares business.With a budget of 20k which company would you advise me to buy from?
    What advise do you have for a start up business investor like me?

  8. PeterPeter
    Dec 28, 2021 12:03 GMT

    Hello, if I need to invest in share, what is the minimum number of shares must I take for start

    1. euniceeunice
      Mar 28, 2024 08:38 GMT

      you require a minimum of 100 shares to invest in any counter.

  9. LucyLucy
    Feb 4, 2021 11:13 GMT

    I want to invest 20k on shares..which ones should I buy?

    1. euniceeunice
      Mar 28, 2024 08:48 GMT

      AS a beginner its wise to identify an appropriate share and a good share.
      charactristics of good share

      share that pay DiVIDEND
      Share with GROWTH
      share with large asset base.
      share related to Banking
      share related to building/constructed.

      AT the moment go for ABSA.

  10. JuliusJulius
    May 14, 2020 23:00 GMT

    Thank you for your view on previous inquiry.
    Due to the Corona pandemic the price I think is a good entry for Kengen.

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