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KENYA: NHIF risks collapse over cash crisis

February 2020 DailyNation; The National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) risks collapse within two years unless the proposed rates President Uhuru Kenyatta halted mid last month are implemented. A report by a Health Financing Reforms Expert Panel (Hefrep), which Health Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki set up to transform and reposition the …

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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: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:Doctors reject NHIF deal with clinical officers

December 2018 BusinessDaily; The National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) has finally agreed to pay for surgical procedures and imaging tests done by clinical officers, sparking protests from the doctors’ union. The Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists’ Union (KMPDU) said that allowing clinical officers to offer the services could cause …

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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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