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NSE charity trading rakes in Sh30m

Geoffrey Odundo
NSE chief executive Geoffrey Odundo. FILE PHOTO | NMG 

Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) four-year-old charity trading event has raised Sh30 million through the donation of equity trading fees and cash gifts from listed firms.

Speaking when he closed this year’s charity event that raised Sh7 million, NSE chief executive Geoffrey Odundo said then money would be spent on improving access to education in select schools.

The Charity Trading Day provides an opportunity for capital market players to come together and make contributions towards alleviating challenges those who are deprived in society face.

NSE vice chairman Bob Karina said the charity event also helped them create permanent linkages with the public as well as give corporate companies and other stakeholders an avenue to give back to society.

The cash will support We the Change Foundation, Genevieve Audrey Foundation, Joy and Meru SOS children’s homes.