Kenyan shilling eases due to increased energy sector dollar demand


NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenya’s shilling weakened on Friday due to increased dollar demand from across all sectors, including energy importers, traders said.

At 0858 GMT, commercial banks quoted the shilling at 100.45/65 to the dollar, compared with 100.30/50 at Thursday’s close.

Reporting by George Obulutsa; Editing by Duncan Miriri

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