The Nairobi Securities Exchange in partnership with Smart-Youth Kenya, Capital Markets Authority, KASNEB and Think Business Limited today awarded winners of the Investment challenge 2017. This year’s awards incorporated both students in tertiary institutions as well as non students.
The participant’s virtual initial capital was worth Ksh3million along with NSE’s real time information system.
Catherine Njoroge of Kenyatta University was the only lady participant in the top ten at position 5 after making 4.9 million out of the initial investment.
In the students category 1st runners up was Davis Gathinji from Nairobi University who won Ksh 100 thousand making an investment of Ksh 5.7 million, 2nd runners up was Felix Onjala from Kisii University who made Ksh 6.69 million while Joseph Munyao from Kenyatta University (city campus ) was the overall winner taking home a cash prize of Ksh300 thousand.
In the non student category 2nd runners up was John Kyole from Tononoka Steels who made Ksh 3.6 million,1st runners up was John Ng’ang’a who made Ksh 3.5 million and the overall winner was Ben Ngugi a Lubricants seller from Nakuru making Ksh 4.34 million.
The winners however not selected on the basis of their positive returns but responses on why they choose to invest and research done upon investment.