Tag Archives: Fraud

KENYA:KNH in cash crunch over Sh1 billion debt

January 2019 BusinessDaily; Kenyatta National Hospital is in deep financial trouble after the National Hospital Insurance Fund failed to pay Sh800 million it owes the giant medical institution. The hospital operations are already in peril, putting the lives of thousands of patients, who depend on the facility, at risk with …

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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:Meridian clinics sue NHIF for Sh1.5bn

January 2018 BusinessDaily; The National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) is facing a Sh1.5 billion compensation claim over the termination of a controversial medical services contract it signed with a private clinic five years ago. Meridian Medical Centre, a chain of private clinics, has accused NHIF of refusing the pay the money …

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KENYA:NHIF to adopt smartcard tech in war on fraud

January 2018 BusinessDaily; The National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) is set to adopt the use of fingerprints to identify its more than six million members in the battle against fraudsters. Chief executive Geoffrey Mwangi said Thursday the fund would from next week start biometric registration to capture details of NHIF …

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KENYA:Rotich stops mobile clinics in Afya scam

October 2017 Dailynation; Treasury has slammed the brakes on the installation and commissioning of portable medical clinics that were linked to the controversial Sh5 billion health scandal last year. Through the Supplementary Budget, the Treasury has cut Sh450 million allocated for the installation and commissioning of 100 containers that continue to …

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KENYA:NHIF halts payments, accuses centres of theft

September 2017 BusinessDaily; The National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) has stopped settling diagnostic test bills from hundreds of private service providers it accuses of making fraudulent claims. NHIF said the decision was informed by the realization that the facilities have been making claims for services not rendered, thereby raising the level …

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KENYA: NHIF cracks down on rogue clinics

August 2017 Businessdaily; The National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) has begun a crackdown on hospitals making fake claims. NHIF chief executive Geoffrey Mwangi said on Monday that hospitals were taking advantage of the insurer’s quick settlement of claims to make money fraudulently. “Many claims have been rejected. Some hospitals are …

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