In Summary
  • The case touches on the procurement of a revenue management system, which was advertised but was not delivered despite seven bidders being led on to the end of a dud procurement process by the NHIF management.
  • The management, led by Mr Kirgotty, wanted to bring on JamboPay to offer payment services to NHIF without going through a competitive process.

Former National Hospital Insurance Fund Chief Executive Simeon Kirgotty has been arrested in the ongoing investigations into the loss of Sh1.5 billion at the insurer.

Mr Kirgotty was arrested in Nairobi on Friday morning alongside the head of ICT Gilbert Gathuo and Mr Robert Mureithi, the head of Web Tribe, which trades as Jambo Pay.

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The three suspects were driven to Muthaiga Police Station before being transferred to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations for questioning.

Detectives privy to the matter told the Nation that the three will be required to shed light on financial impropriety linked to a digital payment system.

The case touches on the procurement of a revenue management system, which was advertised but was not delivered despite seven bidders being led on to the end of a dud procurement process by the NHIF management.

The management, led by Mr Kirgotty, wanted to bring on JamboPay to offer payment services to NHIF without going through a competitive process.

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