National Bank of Kenya's 2013 pretax profit up 57 pct

NAIROBI, March 26 Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:39am EDT

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NAIROBI, March 26 (Reuters) - National Bank of Kenya posted on Wednesday a 57 percent jump in its pretax profit for last year to 1.81 billion shillings ($20.88 million),thanks to a rise in net interest income.

Munir Ahmed, the bank's managing director, told an investor briefing that net interest income rose to 5.64 billion shillings from 4.78 billion shillings in 2012. ($1 = 86.7000 Kenyan Shillings) (Reporting by George Obulutsa; Editing by Duncan Miriri)