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KPLC - Kenya Power & Lighting Company

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Kenya Power and Lighting Company Limited is engaged in the transmission, distribution and retail of electricity purchased in bulk from Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited (KenGen), Independent Power Producers (IPPs), Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Limited (UETCL) and Tanzania Electric Supply Company Limited (TANESCO). The Company operates in four regions: Nairobi, Coast, West Kenya and Mount Kenya. Its interconnected network of transmission and distribution lines covers about 47,035 kilometers. The national grid is operated as an integral network linked by a 220 kilowatts and 132 kilowatts transmission network.

Kenya Power & Lighting Company is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE). Kenya Power & Lighting is traded on the NSE under the ticker symbol “KPLC”. The International Securities Identification Number (ISIN) of NSE:KPLC is KE0000000349. Kenya Power & Lighting Company is currently the 31st most valuable stock on the NSE with a market capitalization of KES 2.79 billion, which is about 0.144% of the Nairobi Securities Exchange equity market.

KPLC1.43 ▴ 0.03 (2.14%)
4 hours ago
Last Trading Results
Opening Price
Day’s Low Price1.40
Day’s High Price1.45
Traded Volume184,700
Number of Deals43
Gross Turnover263,749.00
Growth & Valuation
Earnings Per Share0.76
Price/Earning Ratio1.88
Dividend Per Share
Dividend Yield
Shares Outstanding1.95B
Market Capitalization2.79B
Monetary values are quoted in Kenyan Shilling (KES) unless otherwise stated

KPLC Stock Market Performance


The current share price of Kenya Power & Lighting Company (KPLC) is KES 1.43. KPLC closed its last trading day (Thursday, June 30, 2022) at 1.43 KES per share on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE), recording a 2.1% gain over its previous closing price of 1.40 KES. Kenya Power & Lighting began the year with a share price of 1.75 KES but has since lost 18.3% off that price valuation, ranking it 46th on the NSE in terms of year-to-date performance.

Kenya Power & Lighting Company is the fourth most traded stock on the Nairobi Securities Exchange over the past three months (Mar 28 - Jun 30, 2022). KPLC has traded a total volume of 45.1 million shares—in 3,383 deals—valued at KES 64.9 million over the period, with an average of 715,952 traded shares per session. A volume high of 5.07 million was achieved on June 16th, and a low of 38,800 on April 13th, for the same period. The table below details the last 10 trading days of activity of Kenya Power & Lighting on the Nairobi Securities Exchange.


Profile of Kenya Power and Lighting Company Plc

Kenya Power and Lighting Company Plc was founded on January 6, 1922 and operates in the Utilities sector, specifically, the Conventional Electricity industry. Kenya Power and Lighting Company contracts an estimated total number of 10,480 employees.

Factsheet of Kenya Power and Lighting Company Plc

Conventional Electricity
Stima Plaza, Kolobot Road, Parklands, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
+254-202-21-251, +254-703-070-707, +254-732-170-170

KPLC Industrial Market Competitors

Kenya Power and Lighting Company Plc, issuers of the KPLC, Kenya Power 7% Preference Shares and Kenya Power 4% Preference Shares (-9.27%) stocks on the Nairobi Securities Exchange, have two 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.

CodeNameM. Cap.CloseYTD
KEGNKenGen Plc22.3B3.38-19.3%
UMMEUmeme Limited11.2B6.88+2.08%

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Comments (13)

  1. ChristopherChristopher
    Jun 10, 2022 21:44 GMT

    A bargain now

  2. NrgNrg
    Nov 1, 2021 08:53 GMT

    Kplc is booming

    1. PpcPpc
      Nov 1, 2021 08:53 GMT

      How can that be?

  3. paulinepauline
    Mar 9, 2020 12:02 GMT

    hello can one buy shares for kplc, kindly assist

    1. JuliusJulius
      Apr 16, 2020 09:19 GMT

      As per my view the price is low as of now due to the Corona pandemic.
      It is a good entry

    Mar 25, 2020 09:04 GMT

    Am interested in the shares? how do i buy them?

    1. JuliusJulius
      Apr 16, 2020 09:14 GMT

      Consult Brokers
      Kingdom Securities Ltd
      #Co-operative Bank of Kenya#
      All the best.Happy investment.

  5. CharlesCharles
    Apr 19, 2021 09:05 GMT

    Is the pandemic only harsh to some people?

  6. jackson m mwangijackson m mwangi
    Apr 30, 2020 11:23 GMT

    Due to the current pandemic, I wont travel to look for a broker, any other option for me to KPLC buy shares??

    1. Risk AcademyRisk Academy
      Jun 16, 2020 06:23 GMT

      Download NSE App in Google Play

    May 25, 2020 18:45 GMT

    What was KPLC's share price this day last year?

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