By Gitahi Ngunyi
NHIF Chief Executive Officer Geoffrey Mwangi who is facing charges of obstruction of justice in court has been sent on compulsory leave.
Announcing the changes made today, NHIF Chairperson Hannah Mureithi said the board had appointed Nicodemus Odongo who is the current director for strategy, planning and marketing as acting chief executive.
“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,” said NHIF in a statement signed by Mureithi.
Benard Njenga currently holding the position of Manager, Management Accounting appointed as Acting Director, Finance & Investment.
“We assure all our stakeholders, our members and partners that NHIF will continue to discharge its mandate and responsibilities without disruption,” said the fund’s board.