NHIF Board Announces Appointment Of New CEO, Six Directors

The National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) board has announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer and six directors.


Mr. Elijah Wachira will take over as CEO from Samson Kuhora who has been holding the position in an acting capacity following the retirement of Peter Kamunyo in April this year.


The six new directors include Ms. Hazel Koitaba who has been appointed as Director Beneficiary and Provider Management, Ibrahim Mohamed Alio (Director Corporate services), Pariken Ole Sankei (Director Internal Audit), Catherine Mungania (Corporation Secretary/ Director Legal services), Robert Ingasira (Director Financial services) and Martin Ayoo (Director Information a Communication Technology)

In a statement issued on Thursday evening, NHIF Board Chairperson Eng. Michael Kamau said: “The new management team brings on board an invaluable wealth of experience that will immensely contribute to the transition of the Fund into its successor.”


The new NHIF boss will serve for a three-year term with the possibility of one final extension at the end of the period while the Directors will hold the positions for a five-year term each and they will be eligible for re-appointment at the end based on performance.

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