The National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) that is led by an acting puppet CEO Nicodemus Odongo is the subject of discussions on Twitter this afternoon.
Kenyans are tired.
The board chair Hannah Waitherero Muriithi who is also the unofficial CEO, is said to have looted the state corporation starting with a Ksh0.5 billion contract that she gave to MMC, the first such act when she took the mantle in April 2018.
Ms Muriithi despite being worse than Geoffrey Mwangi who was replaced in Dec 2018, in terms of corruption has continued to stay put because of powerful forces behind her.
The trained lawyer is a sister in law to powerful Interior PS Karaja Kibicho. She is married to Karanja Kibicho’s brother.
She boasts among her circles that she is ‘well-known’ at State House and that nothing can be done to her.
During her tenure, for the first time in many ways, many private hospitals especially those owned by Catholic Church have complained of delayed payments in capitation fees.
One can read most NHIF corruption as exposed by us by clicking the NHIF SCANDAL on the home page.
Kenyans are tired of the theft and the rush and punitive decisions taken by the board which is led by Hannah Muriithi, and have taken to social media to try to call for reforms.
Can the incoming Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe clean up this agency that robs the poor to pay bills for the rich once and for all?
Some of the tweets that we sampled:
As an obedient subscriber of #nhif , the brazen craze corruption is unfathomably unfathomable. Why are the bosses misbehaving like this and yet I am paying for my premiums on 9th? #nhiffailedus #nhiffailedkenyans
— Elijah Okemwa (@elijah1334) February 7, 2020
#NHIFfailedKenyans and it warrants it's immediate disbandment and another competent body under the leadership of people with proper knowledge on health insurance be formed.Private facilities are supplying patients with drugs of questionable quality due to financial constraints.
— Giravoya Giravoya (@GiravoyaB) February 7, 2020
#NHIFfailedKenyans It is sad that we lived in one of the most endowed country in terms of resources yet the greed in people cannot let others enjoy the goodies of their land. The nhif scam is tantamount to drinking people's blood
— Franklin (@Franxlink) February 7, 2020
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