The Directorate of Criminal Investigations grilled the NHIF Chairlady Hanna Muriithi over fraud on Friday as momentum picks up to Jail those adversely involved in various scandals within the fund.
This is as Kenyans demand for the disbandment of the board, that is deeply involved in fraud.
According to two detectives that spoke to Cyprian Nyakundi, Hannah Muriithi was grilled pertaining many scandalous deals she signed. Hannah Muriithi was named NHIF Chairperson in April this year.
The detectives confirmed that the Chairlady will be soon arrested and arraigned to answer to various crimes.
Also, Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti has ordered a probe of the National Hospital Insurance Fund board members who served from 2014, in efforts to unearth the alleged rip-off. The money was allegedly lost in a digital payment contract.
According to sources from the fund, the former NHIF CEO Geoffrey Mwangi has threatened to expose how the board is compromised.
The firing of the National Hospital Insurance CEO Geoffrey Mwangi and his finance director was a right move though it came late after Mwangi has messed up everything, and looted an estimated Ksh. 6 Billion as per insiders that Cyprian Nyakundi has spoken to.
In a move to clear themselves, the board moved and suspended the CEO, in a move that was applauded but the question as to why they failed to protect the interests of Kenyans as spelt out in the NHIF Act has remained unanswered.
The board, comprised of sleeping individuals has watched as the CEO Geoffrey Mwangi looted with some board members being partners in crime, a source from within the NHIF confirmed to us. Despite earning millions per month in salaries and allowances, the board has failed in its core mandate and a purge would be necessary.
NHIF CEO Geoffrey Mwangi was nabbed for refusing to give detectives all details in a Ksh. 400 Million sagas involving Webtribe cartel company. The CEO of the cartel company has gone underground as we had written on this site.
Many Kenyans are lamenting that the board has watched, without doing anything as graft took over the fund. NHIF, Has been a cash-cow for a few individuals and the bosses at the helm have made it their habit to dance on poor Kenyans graves, as corruption becomes cancer in this country.
According to our sources, top NHIF bosses and board members have formed shell companies that they are using to award themselves tenders and loot it to the ground despite president Uhuru Kenyatta, the state-house joker claiming that universal health-care is one of his big four agenda.
Other reports indicate that the funds are diverted into off-shore accounts by the top management officials and board members.
The asset recovery agency must move with speed and confiscate all these assets bought with poor Kenyans taxes, and demand an investigation on all real-estate firms and banks laundering money from state corporations and the private sector.
As the editor of this site indicated last week, we refuse to buy the argument that all this corruption happened without the board being aware. According to the NHIF act, it is only the board that can open and maintain the fund’s accounts. It has now been confirmed after the summoning of more than 10 NHIF board members.
Sacking Mwangi and leaving themselves out is a total joke. Hannah Muriithi the NHIF Chairperson and Nzili, the vice chair must lead others in taking personal responsibility as efforts to clean NHIF pick the top gear.