The National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) CEO Dr Peter Kamunyo has been pushed out in abrupt changes that will see Samson Kuhora take over in an acting capacity.
Dr Kamunyo will now head to terminal leave in the remaining days of his tenure, which expires on April 14, 2023.
“The Board of National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF), wishes to inform the public (that) the employment contract of the Chief Executive Officer of NHIF Dr Peter Kamunyocomes to an end on 14th April 2023,” NHIF said in the statement.
As a result, the board has announced a vacancy for the position, inviting applicants to replace Kamunyo.
“In light of above and aware of the major reforms underway at the Fund as part of the Kenya Kwanza’s transformative agenda, the Board has decided to open up the position of Chief Executive Officer for competitive recruitment exercise. The recruitment to fill all vacant positions will commence in due course. The Board takes this opportunity to thank Dr Peter Kamunyo for his service.”
Dr Kamunyo was appointed NHIF CEO on April 14, 2020, during the tenure of retired President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Kuhora is the current head of benefits designs and claims management at NHIF.
“It has been a remarkable journey that has seen the fund grow its membership, grow its revenue from a deficit to a surplus albeit small but applaudable,” said NHIF board chair Michael Kamau in a memo to staff.
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