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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 13th most valuable stock on the NSE with a market capitalization of KES 25 billion, which makes about 1.09% of the Nairobi Securities Exchange equity market.

KEGN3.79 ▾ 0.02 (0.52%)
Last Trading Results
Opening Price
Day’s Low Price3.71
Day’s High Price3.81
Traded Volume812,900
Number of Deals47
Gross Turnover3.08M
Growth & Valuation
Earnings Per Share0.18
Price/Earning Ratio21.06
Dividend Per Share
Dividend Yield
Shares Outstanding6.59B
Market Capitalization25B
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 3.79. KEGN closed its last trading day (Friday, August 12, 2022) at 3.79 KES per share on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE), recording a 0.5% drop from its previous closing price of 3.81 KES. KenGen began the year with a share price of 4.19 KES but has since lost 9.55% off that price valuation, ranking it 48th on the NSE in terms of year-to-date performance. Shareholders’ fears may be allayed by the 9% increase of KEGN share price since July 14th, which is 15th best on NSE.

KenGen is the fifth most traded stock on the Nairobi Securities Exchange over the past three months (May 13 - Aug 12, 2022). KEGN has traded a total volume of 22.3 million shares over the period, with an average of 354,329 traded shares per session. A volume high of 2.02 million was achieved on August 5th, and a low of 27,200 on July 4th, 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 Conventional Electricity industry. Kenya Electricity Generating Company contracts an estimated total number of 2,500 employees.

Factsheet of Kenya Electricity Generating Company Plc

Conventional Electricity
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 Conventional Electricity industry. The table below presents an overview of their market standing.

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  8. Nigerian Stock Exchange
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  10. Zimbabwe Stock Exchange

Comments (10)

  1. 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?

  2. 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.

  3. LucyLucy
    Feb 4, 2021 11:13 GMT

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

  4. KimachiKimachi
    Feb 22, 2022 17:12 GMT

    How can I purchase shares

  5. JuliusJulius
    Dec 8, 2019 16:04 GMT

    Please advice me on this Stock.
    I am thinking of buying Kengen but I am not aware of it Performance.
    Does it have a bright future?
    Thank you in advance

    1. samson omwengasamson omwenga
      Mar 12, 2020 20:22 GMT

      The company started well but currently it has been struggling hope if they can realize in advance to implement some positive changes the better.

  6. 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

  7. 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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