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Kenya's cbank says in repo market to mop up $59 mln

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NAIROBI, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Kenya's central bank said onFriday it was in the repurchase agreements (repos) market to mopup 5 billion shillings ($58.8 million) in excess liquidity.

The central bank has frequently intervened with repos thisyear to support the shilling and drain liquidity.($1 = 85.0000 Kenyan shillings)

(Reporting by Kevin Mwanza; Editing by George Obulutsa)

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Keywords: KENYA MARKETS/REPO

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