Kenya's trading hours to be shortened on Friday due to Obama's visit


Trading hours on Kenya’s stock and foreign exchange markets will be shortened on Friday due to President Barack Obama’s visit to East Africa’s biggest economy, traders and the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) said.

Trading of shares and bonds at the bourse will stop at 0900 GMT instead of 1200 GMT, the NSE said in a statement.

The Foreign exchange traders’ organisation ACI-Kenya said trade will end at 1000 GMT, instead of the usual 1330 GMT.


Major roads into the capital are expected to be shut down ahead of Obama’s visit.