NAIROBI, May 7 (Reuters) - Kenya's central bank cut its benchmark lending rate by 100 basis points to 8.5 percent, resuming an easing path after pausing during the elections in March.
A Reuters poll of 13 analysts had forecast that the bank would leave rates on hold, citing an upside risk to inflation due to higher food prices.
(Reporting by Duncan Miriri; Editing by Edmund Blair) Keywords: KENYA RATES/
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