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Kenya's cbank seek to mop up $100 mln via repos

NAIROBI, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Kenya's central bank sought onTuesday to mop up 8.5 billion shillings ($100.1 million) inexcess liquidity using repurchase agreements (repos), the banksaid.

The central bank has been draining excess shillings from themarket for most of this year to support the shilling ,helping it hold its value against the dollar in 2012.($1 = 84.9000 Kenyan shillings)

(Reporting by Kevin Mwanza; Editing by Richard Lough)

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Keywords: KENYA MARKETS/REPO

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