NAIROBI Aug 6 Barclays Bank of Kenya's
half year pretax profit fell 13 percent to 5.5 billion shillings
($63 million), weakened by a one-off payment for early
retirement costs, its managing director said on Tuesday.
Jeremy Awori, the managing director for the bank that is
controlled by Barclays Plc, said the bank's profit
would have been flat for the period at 6.3 billion shillings
barring the cost, and forecast a better second half performance.
Earnings per share fell to 0.69 shillings to the end of June
from 0.79 shillings in the same period last year.