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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Godwin Okafor is a Financial Journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Naija247news Media Limited. He has over 16 years experience in financial journalism. His experience cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career at Business Day, Nigeria and founded Naija247news Media in 2010. Godwin holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. He is an alumni of Lagos Business School and a Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists). Over the years, he has won a number of journalism awards. Godwin is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of Naija247news.

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