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Formerly constituted as Nairobi Stock Exchange in 1954 as a voluntary association of stockbrokers in the European community, Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) is the principal bourse in Kenya, offering an automated platform for the listing and trading of multiple securities.

The NSE is publicly traded and is the second self-listed exchange in Africa.

Stocks and bonds are traded on NSE. The bourse is planning the launch for derivatives market.


Website: www.nse.co.ke

Market Regulator: Capital Markets Authority (CMA)

Founded: 1954

Currency: Kenya shilling (KSH)

Clearing and Settlement: T+3

Trading session hours: 9:00 - 15:00 (GMT+3)

Main Index: NSE All Share Index


SME Compartment: Growth Enterprises Market Segment (GEMS)


Tax Rates: Dividend withholding taxes 5% (domestic investors) 10% (foreign investors); Withholding tax on interest income 15%; Capital gains taxes suspended since 1985.


Member of:

  • African Securities Exchange Association (ASEA)
  • East African Securities Exchange Association (EASEA)
  • World Federation of Exchanges (WFE), Affiliate member
  • Association of Futures Markets (AFM)
  • Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative (SSE)


Annual Reports:

2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 20132014, 2015, 2016, 2017



55 Westlands Road, P O Box 43633, Nairobi, 00100 Kenya
Phone: +254 20 2831000 / +254 (020) 222 4200
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