Tag Archives: Corruption

KENYA: NHIF – Medical Fraud Rampant in Counties

February 2020 DailyNation; Medical fraud in counties now tops the list of scams against the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF), the State agency has revealed. The scam involves healthcare providers claiming to have performed various procedures during surgeries when in fact they did not. An internal assessment by NHIF reveals …

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KENYA:NHIF scandal: How theft of billions unfolded from 2014

December 2019 Dailynation; When National Hospital Insurance Fund NHIF systems administrator Gilbert Gathuo Kamau requested the acquisition of software to align all the insurer’s revenue streams in January 2014, he set off a chain of events that has seen him charged alongside 17 other employees of the State-owned insurer for the …

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KENYA:Did NHIF trade in money meant to save mothers?

November 2018 Dailynation;Mr Geoffrey Mwangi, the chief executive officer of the National Health Insurance Fund, is a man in trouble. If detectives prove their claim that, under his watch, money intended to cover expectant mothers under the Linda Mama programme was used for trading in opaque circumstances, he may well …

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KENYA:NHIF bosses deny obstructing justice

November 2018 Dailynation;Magistrate Francis Andayi has dismissed an application by NHIF CEO Geoffrey Kurgat and Finance Director Wilbert Kurgat that sought to suspend their planned prosecution for hampering investigations into claims that the national health insurer misused contributors’ funds. Mr Mwangi and Mr Kurgat had argued that the charges were …

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KENYA:Healthcare: The dark side of public-private partnerships

April 2018 Dailynation; This week the World Bank Group is hosting UHC Financing Forum in Washington, DC. Back home, doctors are holding conferences to discuss healthcare financing towards universal health coverage. And the two meetings couldn’t be more timely. However, there is a recurring reference to public-private partnerships as the magic …

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