NHIF bosses to be charged today with obstructing justice

National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF)./FILE
National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF)./FILE

NHIF boss Geoffrey Mwangi and his finance and investments director Wilbert Kurgat will be charged today with obstruction of justice.

The pair, according to the Director of Public Prosecution Noordin Haji, refused to cooperate with the police investigating a string of corruption allegations at the insurer

This is with regard to the probe into claims of misappropriation of funds, irregular award of tenders and the manipulation of systems at the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF).

Mwangi and Kurgat were arrested on Friday and Saturday on allegations of obstructing ongoing graft investigations at the government parastatal.

The NHIF is reported to have lost Sh93 million after it emerged that a 23-acre parcel it claimed to have bought in 2002 actually belongs to a group from the Maasai community.

The DPP said in his statement that Mwangi and Kurgat denied officers of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) access to crucial documents - payment vouchers and other books.