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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 3.24 billion, which is about 0.221% of the Nairobi Securities Exchange equity market.

KPLC1.66 ▪ 0.00
38 minutes ago
Last Trading Results
Opening Price
Day’s Low Price1.61
Day’s High Price1.69
Traded Volume135,100
Number of Deals29
Gross Turnover224,517.00
Growth & Valuation
Earnings Per Share
Price/Earning Ratio
Dividend Per Share
Dividend Yield
Shares Outstanding1.95B
Market Capitalization3.24B
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 1.66. KPLC closed its last trading day (Tuesday, February 27, 2024) at 1.66 KES per share on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE). Kenya Power & Lighting began the year with a share price of 1.42 KES and has since gained 16.9% on that price valuation, ranking it fifth on the NSE in terms of year-to-date performance. Shareholders can be optimistic about KPLC knowing the stock has accrued 19% over the past four-week period—third best on NSE.

Kenya Power & Lighting Company is the fifth most traded stock on the Nairobi Securities Exchange over the past three months (Nov 27, 2023 - Feb 27, 2024). KPLC has traded a total volume of 31.2 million shares valued at KES 46.3 million over the period, with an average of 494,640 traded shares per session. A volume high of 2.38 million was achieved on February 19th, and a low of 21,200 on December 19th, 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 Electricity industry. Kenya Power and Lighting Company contracts an estimated total number of 10,480 employees.

Factsheet of Kenya Power and Lighting Company Plc

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 (-2.68%) stocks on the Nairobi Securities Exchange, have two market competitors who are also engaged in the Utilities sector and/or Electricity industry. The table below presents an overview of their market standing.

CodeNameM. Cap.CloseYTD
KEGNKenGen Plc13.2B2.00-0.5%
UMMEUmeme Limited23.5B14.50-9.38%

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  1. NNNN
    Jan 21, 2024 05:34 GMT

    Will the share prise ever get to ksh 2.00

    1. NNNN
      Jan 21, 2024 05:35 GMT

      I mean price

  2. kevin kipkiruikevin kipkirui
    Nov 4, 2023 09:10 GMT

    hello how can i buy kplc shares

  3. zaphaniahzaphaniah
    Oct 27, 2023 15:15 GMT

    its the best company to invest in

  4. PeterPeter
    May 1, 2023 04:41 GMT

    How to buy kplc shares

    1. Joyce mohonoJoyce mohono
      Dec 11, 2023 09:20 GMT

      How can I buy kplc shares

  5. Fredrick OmondiFredrick Omondi
    Sep 15, 2022 15:34 GMT

    Please help how can I buy shares at KPLC?

  6. Kwamesa Investiments;Kwamesa Investiments;
    Aug 26, 2022 08:04 GMT

    I am looking forward too visiting KPLC office too convert my overpayment of >24000 too opening KPLC shares.
    Please communicate of the procedure required in case of concern.
    Kindly do revert too my proposal, above.
    Yours faithfully/ sincerely;
    Cornelius Change Son of Ong'eta:
    Signed as Gfughes.

    1. CorneliusCornelius
      Feb 14, 2024 10:44 GMT


  7. ChristopherChristopher
    Jun 10, 2022 21:44 GMT

    A bargain now

  8. NrgNrg
    Nov 1, 2021 08:53 GMT

    Kplc is booming

    1. PpcPpc
      Nov 1, 2021 08:53 GMT

      How can that be?

  9. CharlesCharles
    Apr 19, 2021 09:05 GMT

    Is the pandemic only harsh to some people?

  10. SKGSKG
    May 25, 2020 18:45 GMT

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

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