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Kenya shilling jumps to three-month high

By Reuters | Published Thu, December 7th 2017 at 00:00, Updated December 6th 2017 at 19:38 GMT +3
A teller counts Kenya shilling notes inside the cashier's booth at a forex exchange bureau in Nairobi, April 20, 2016.

Exchange rate boost. The Kenyan shilling jumped to a three-month high against the dollar yesterday as investors from abroad sought local stocks and government bonds due to a reduction in political risk.

In morning trade, commercial banks quoted the shilling at 102.75/95 per dollar, its strongest since September 18, and up from 103.00/10 at Tuesday’s close.

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President Uhuru Kenyatta was sworn in for a second term last month after a protracted election period.