NHIF appoints Nicodemus Odongo as acting CEO

NHIF appoints Nicodemus Odongo as acting CEO

The National Hospital Insurance Fund has appointed Mr. Nicodemus Odongo as acting chief executive officer.

This comes after his predecessor Geoffrey Mwangi was arrested and charged with conspiracy to defeat justice and disobedience of a lawful order.

“The Board of Management of National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) has unanimously resolved to send the current Chief Executive Officer Mr. Geoffrey Mwangi and The Acting Director, Finance and Investments Mr. Wilbert Kurgat on compulsory leave pending the consideration of the Public Officer’s case under the Public Service Commission Act, No. 10 of 2017,” a statement sent to newsrooms on Wednesday reads.

Kurgat is also to be replaced with Mr. Benard Njenga who is currently holding the position of Manager, Management Accounting.

On Tuesday, a Nairobi court rejected an application to block their prosecution over alleged misappropriation of funds at the corporation.

Appearing before Nairobi Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi, the duo pleaded not guilty and were detained until Wednesday when the court will rule on their bail application.

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