NAIROBI, Oct 10 (Reuters) - Kenya's central bank said on Wednesday it was in the repurchase agreements (repo) market to mop up 6.5 billion shillings ($76.5 million) in excess liquidity.
The bank's continued liquidity soak-up activity has helped the shilling to stabilise against the dollar, which slid sharply in 2011 as inflation soared to a peak of 20 percent and the central bank responded slowly. ($1 = 85.0000 Kenyan shillings)
(Reporting by Kevin Mwanza; Editing by George Obulutsa)
((email@example.com)(Tel: +254 20 2224717))
Keywords: KENYA MARKETS/REPO