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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 33rd most valuable stock on the NSE with a market capitalization of KES 3.1 billion, which is about 0.174% of the Nairobi Securities Exchange equity market.

KPLC1.59 ▪ 0.00
4 hours ago
Last Trading Results
Opening Price
Day’s Low Price1.58
Day’s High Price1.65
Traded Volume103,100
Number of Deals39
Gross Turnover164,415.00
Growth & Valuation
Earnings Per Share
Price/Earning Ratio
Dividend Per Share
Dividend Yield
Shares Outstanding1.95B
Market Capitalization3.1B
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 1.59. KPLC closed its last trading day (Tuesday, May 21, 2024) at 1.59 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 12% on that price valuation, ranking it 20th on the NSE in terms of year-to-date performance. Shareholders can be optimistic about KPLC knowing the stock has accrued 5% over the past four-week period—11th best on NSE.

Kenya Power & Lighting Company is the sixth most traded stock on the Nairobi Securities Exchange over the past three months (Feb 16 - May 21, 2024). KPLC has traded a total volume of 46.7 million shares—in 3,092 deals—valued at KES 76 million over the period, with an average of 741,486 traded shares per session. A volume high of 10.2 million was achieved on March 15th, and a low of 32,900 on March 12th, 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 Plc15.1B2.29+13.9%
UMMEUmeme Limited25.6B15.75-1.56%

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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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