UPDATE 1-Kenyan shilling eases, shares up for second straight day

March 31, 2015 2:58 PM

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* Energy sector firms buy dollars * Safaricom rises, helps stocks rally (Adds shilling and stocks closing data) NAIROBI, March 31 (Reuters) - Kenya's shilling weakened slightly on Tuesday as firms bought dollars to settle their monthly bills, while the main benchmark share index rose for a second-straight day.

At market close, commercial banks quoted the shilling at 92.40/50 to the dollar against Monday's close of 92.30/40. "The inflows are weak compared to the supply," said John Njenga, a trader at Commercial Bank of Africa. "We've seen some big buyers coming into the market, especially oil sector compan...

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