NHIF appoints new acting CEO

This comes barely a week after CEO Geofrey Mwangi was arrested!


In the Wednesday announcement, Nicodemus Odongo had been appointed Chief Executive in an acting capacity as Mwangi and Acting Director of Finance and Investments Wilbert Kurgat were sent on compulsory leave.

Wilbert Kurgat will be replaced with the Manager, Management Accounting Benard Njenga.

According to the Board of Management, the move is to allow for investigations into the ongoing court case against the two.

“The Board of Management of National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) has unanimously resolved to send the current Chief Executive Officer Mr. Geoffrey Mwangi and The Acting Director, Finance and Investments Mr. Wilbert Kurgat on compulsory leave pending the consideration of the Public Officer’s case under the Public Service Commission Act, No. 10 of 2017,” read part of a statement sent to newsrooms.

Arrested and charged

This comes a few days after the two were arrested and charged with conspiracy to defeat justice.

Mr. Mwangi and Kurgat were arrested on Friday last week by DCI detectives shortly after they were summoned to appear at the DCI headquarters.

Reports indicate that the two allegedly used their positions to try to block investigations into claims of corruption at NHIF.

They both pleaded not guilty and the court is expected to rule on their bail application today (Wednesday).


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