The Kenya Association of Stockbrokers and Investment Banks is an association that represents the interests of Kenyan stockbrokerage and investment banking companies. It was initially founded as the Association of Kenya Stockbrokers (AKS) but later changed its name to KASIB in order to accommodate the interests and aspirations of investment banks that also operate as stockbrokers.
The eighteen members all have seats at the NSE and are holders of their respective licenses as stockbrokers or investment banks.

How we play our role
KASIB engages with domestic, regional and international exchanges, depositories, custodians, government, the public and other specific stakeholders from time to time in developing our Capital Market. We make policy recommendation and give input on draft. Our aim is to facilitate enabling laws, regulations, rules and guidelines and continuously enhance the operations and development of the KASIB Council Members including our own corporate documentation. We further promote Capital Markets awareness training and investors education.




Market Growth

Investor Education

Code of Ethics

Investor Protection

Investor Education

  • Employee Share Ownership Plan (ESOP) : 

    It is a program that facilitates the acquisition and distribution of a company’s shares to its employees. The employees remain focused on company performance and share price appreciation. These plans are believed to encourage employees to do what’s best for shareholders since they are themselves shareholders.

  • Option : 

    This is the right but not the obligation to buy or sell a specific amount of shares at a specified price at a specified time. A call option gives the right to buy shares whereas a put option gives the right to sell shares. Each option has a buyer called the holder, and the seller called the writer. 

  • Minority Interest : 

    This is when an individual or company owns a significant but non-controlling shareholding of less than 50% of a company’s shares. It is also known as minority ownership.

  • Listed Shares (Listed Company) : 

    These are shares that have been registered by a recognized and regulated stock exchange to be traded on its trading floor. Shares can be listed on more than one stock exchange.

  • Active Shares : 

    These are shares which are most frequently traded (bought and sold) at the NSE, as distinguished from partly active shares in which trading is not as frequent. The shares of most leading companies are active.