NHIF may have lost Sh2bn in questionable payments: Haji

National Hospital Insurance Fund CEO Geoffrey Mwangi (right) and chief finance director Wilbert Kurgat at a Milimani court in Nairobi on November 28, 2018 where they denied a charge of conspiracy to defeat justice. PHOTO | DENNIS ONSONGO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • On Tuesday the two NHIF bosses pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to defeat justice and disobedience of a lawful order just moments after Mr Andayi had dismissed their request to suspend their prosecution.

  • Jotham Arwa, one of the eight lawyers for the NHIF bosses, argued that the charges are not serious and that the two should be released on at most Sh500,000 cash bail.

  • Resident Magistrate Sinkiyan Tobiko had on September 25 granted an order allowing investigators to cart away documents and electronics crucial to investigations.

Contributors to the national health insurer may have lost Sh2 billion through online payment system JamboPay, driving Kenya's top crime buster George Kinoti and Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji to seek the prosecution of the scheme’s top bosses for allegedly blocking investigations.

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