October 12, 2017 / 10:13 AM / 9 days ago

Kenyan shilling steady, propped by remittances and horticulture earnings

NAIROBI (Reuters) - The Kenyan shilling was steady against the dollar on Thursday, propped by remittances from Kenyans abroad and horticulture revenue depite looming political uncertainty, traders said.

A teller counts Kenya shilling notes inside the cashier's booth at a forex exchange bureau in Kenya's capital Nairobi, April 20, 2016. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

At 0844 GMT, commercial banks quoted the shilling at 103.20/40 per dollar, the same as Wednesday’s close.

Kenyan opposition candidate Raila Odinga pulled out from the Oct. 26 election re-run while a Jubilee majority parliament passed a controversial election law amendment earlier in today’s session.

Reporting by John Ndiso; Editing by Aaron Maasho

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