Kenya Airways shares suspended from buying and selling at Nairobi Alternate



By Patrick Alushula

Nairobi. Kenya Airways shares have been suspended from buying and selling on the Nairobi bourse for 3 months as the method of State takeover enters a vital stage.

The Nairobi Securities Alternate stated in a Friday morning assertion that KQ had utilized for the suspension. This may also see the airline’s shares register closed till the state of its future is set.

“The corporate’s operational and company restructure and Authorities buy-out is now imminent following the publication of the Nationwide Administration Aviation Invoice, 2020, on 18th June 2020,” stated NSE.

“Consequently, the corporate has utilized for suspension of buying and selling in its shares and closure of its register till the decision of its future is set.”

The Capital Markets Authority (CMA) has accredited the suspension, which can see KQ shareholders unable to purchase or promote their shares through the interval. The suspension units in instantly and can stay in drive as much as October three and comes at a time

KQ shares have been experiencing a rally, defying the widely bearish bourse since Covid-19 struck in mid-March. KQ share has gained by 173.57 p.c within the final three months – the best on the bourse – to shut Thursday buying and selling at Sh3.83.


The return of KQ to the NSE now lies within the arms of Parliament on condition that the passage of the Nationwide Aviation Administration Invoice 2020 will see authorities take again full management of the nationwide service by October and delist it.

The loss-making airline, which is 48.9 p.c government-owned and seven.eight p.c held by Air France- KLM, was privatised 24 years in the past however sank into debt and losses in 2014.

Air-France KLM, which had the choice of promoting its stake to the federal government and staying on as a technical associate for the airline, has opted to exit.

The nationwide service has been working solely cargo flights for necessities comparable to drugs since Covid-19 however is now hoping for gradual resumption of passenger flights.

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