Parliament Team Unveils Sh1.4Bn Rip-Off At NHIF

The national health insurer is at the centre of another scam after questionable hiring through single-sourcing of an integrated revenue management system at a cost of Sh1.4 billion.

Just a day after it emerged that Sh35 million of members’ contributions could not be traced, MPs on Thursday heard that top officials at the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) spent Sh1.4 billion of taxpayers’ money to lease the system from Web Tribe Ltd in 2014.

The contract was signed during Simon ole Kirgotty’s tenure.

An audit report that the National Assembly’s Public Investments Committee is examining found that had NHIF opted to buy the system, it could have cost only Sh495 million.

However, officials of the insurance fund, some of whom were arrested last November and are now out of office, opted to lease the equipment for which they were paying Web Tribe company an average of Sh24 million per month.