Nairobi residents have never been more money-minded thanks to the Ksh50 billion Safaricom initial public offer (IPO), launched at the end of March.

Everyone is talking about how to get a piece of the most profitable mobile telecommunications firm in east and central Africa, which raked in Ksh17 billion in 2006.

Stock brokers and banks are staying open until late to help customers buy at least 2,000 shares