Law changes will pave way for looting of NHIF

The front entrance of the NHIF building in Nairobi. There is a plan to make amendments to the NHIF Act. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The amendments to the NHIF Act seek to, among other things, expand the contribution base by roping in other sources including employers.
  • The net effect of these changes is to increase the money available for NHIF to use as they please.

There has been recent talk of the National Assembly planning to amend a raft of laws through a device known as a Statute Law Miscellaneous Amendment Bill.

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