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DPP approves charges against NHIF bosses

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The Director of Public Prosecution Noordin Haji has approved charges of conspiracy to obstruct justice and disobedience to lawful orders against National Hospital Insurance Fund chief executive Geoffrey Mwangi and Finance and Investments director Wilbert Kurgat.

In a statement the DPP said Mwangi and Kurgat denied officers of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) access to crucial documents.

He said that upon reviewing the file submitted by the DCI, he found there was sufficient evidence to support the two charges against the officials.

DPP Haji explained that the investigation began in September, when officials looked into various corruption scandals at the NHIF.

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Mwangi and Mr Kurgat were arrested on November 23 on allegations of obstructing ongoing graft investigations at the NHIF.

The NHIF is reported to have lost Sh93 million after it emerged that a 23-acre parcel of land it claimed to have bought in 2002 actually belongs to a group from the Maasai community.

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