One week ago, the directorate of criminal investigations detectives and Ethics and Anti-Corruption officials agreed to arrest senior NHIF staffers that have been linked to a 400 Million Saga, our sources have confirmed. They actually arrested them for something like four hours before there was an intervention from a high office
The scandal, involved loss of more than Sh400 million paid out for a medical scheme for civil servants, police and prison officers.
This is after the National Hospital Insurance Fund paid two bidders against an order by the Public Procurement Administrative Review Board.
Britam Life Assurance Company (K) Ltd and Pioneer Assurance Company Ltd were awarded the tender, despite quoting high prices.
Britam quoted Sh836,946,330 while Pioneer put its price at Sh852,284,830.
The board had ruled that the award was irregular and ordered that NHIF contracts UAP Life Assurance Limited at its tender sum of Sh797,623,500.
The tender was for the provision of the Group Life Cover and last expense for civil servants, National Police Service and Kenya Prisons Service for the 2017-2018.
So after social media pressure, EACC and DCI went to NHIF headquarters to arrest the named individuals but a call from Ruto saved them.
The planned arrests that we have confirmed from EACC were stopped after DP Ruto called and explained to the detectives that NHIF was in the big four agenda hence arresting the fellas over corruption would show a bad image.
The EACC source said they were not involved in the arrests but a further probe by our team has revealed that they were in the team that was compelled to go slow on the NHIF guys.