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At the end of today’s trading session on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE).

A total of 9,134,200 shares in 595 deals, corresponding to a market value of KES 228,566,429.00, were traded.

Compared with the previous NSE trading day (Tuesday, December 22), today’s data shows 40% decline in volume, 52% decline in turnover, and 32% decline in deals.

The current NSE market capitalization is KES 2.25 trillion.

In the aggregate, 48 NSE listed equities participated in trading, ending with 26 gainers and 14 losers.

Bank of Kigali Group Plc [BKG] led the gainers with ✅9.47% share price appreciation closing at KES 20.80 per share, followed by:

✅Sameer Africa Plc [SMER] (+7.32%)
✅Diamond Trust Bank Kenya Plc [DTK] (+5.58%)
✅Liberty Kenya Holdings Plc [LBTY] (+4.27%).

On the losing side, Olympia Capital Holdings [OCH] came out last with an end-of-day price depreciation of ?9.09% closing at KES 2.00 per share, followed by:

?NewGold Exchange Traded Fund [GLD] (-6.9%)
?I&M Holdings Plc [IMH] (-3.37%)
? Home Afrika Plc [HAFR] (-2.33%).

Safaricom Plc [SCOM] recorded the highest volume of 3 million traded shares, followed by:

➖Centum Investment Company Plc [CTUM] (2.74m)
➖Equity Group Holdings Plc [EQTY] (1.07m)
➖Absa Bank Kenya Plc [ABSA] (606,500).

The derivatives market of the Nairobi Securities Exchange had 15 single stocks futures contracts valued at Kes 168,875 concluded. This was a decline in turnover from the 5 contracts valued at Kes 185,000 transacted in the previous trading session.

The secondary bond market on the Nairobi Securities Exchange posted an exponential rise in activity during today’s trading session with bonds worth Kes 3.04 billion traded in 106 deals during today’s session as compared to the Kes 6.94 Billion achieved in 112 deals during the previous trading session.