Kenyan shilling seen weaker on tourism downturn after attack

April 8, 2015 8:34 AM

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NAIROBI, April 8 (Reuters) - The Kenyan shilling weakened on Wednesday despite dollar sales by the central bank on the previous day because of an expected downturn in the key tourism sector after a deadly attack last week.

At 0830 GMT, commercial banks quoted the shilling at 92.60/80 to the dollar, from Tuesday's close of 92.55/65. The shilling had recovered from an intraday low of 92.82/92 on Tuesday after the central bank sold an unspecified amount of dollars to banks to support the local currency. Hoteliers in a co...

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