Man, 128, too old for NHIF computers

Mzee Julius Wanyondu Gatonga, 128, cannot be covered by NHIF since the computer system recognises age from 1890, six years after he was born.

What you need to know:

  • He is deemed too old for the system, since his ID indicates he was born in 1884; the computers only accept birth dates from 1890.
  • For this reason, efforts by his family to have him covered under the NHIF hit a snag; his age is beyond the NHIF computer system, so his application to be a member was rejected due to his age.
  • Efforts to get help from the Nyeri NHIF Branch manager have hit a snag as he says he does not understand the error.

He is among the world’s oldest men, but cannot get what he needs most — medical insurance cover.


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